FILM : Blue Lamp, The
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Blue Lamp, The 1949 Jack Warner, Jimmy Hanley, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Flemyng, Bernard Lee, Peggy Evans, Gladys Henson, Dora Bryan London
Director : Basil Dearden   Production Company : Ealing  Region : LONDON A-B

Older copper with rookie apprentice, learning the streets and the petty crooks. Forerunner of Dixon of Dock Green. Wonderful period feel of the old time police force in old time London.

Tony Defraine has researched some of the filming locations appearing in the film, particularly 001, 002, 005 on our Site and has marked a 1953 Ordnance Survey Map of the appropriate area showing the locations. The result of his work is reproduced here, with the kind permission of and under licence from the National Library of Scotland to whom our grateful thanks are expressed.

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The Blue Lamp [DVD]

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We are always looking for more help with identifying these filming locations and would be grateful for any positive identifications, snippets or references you can offer about these movie making locations.
To view the now location shot, just mouseover the filming location still.
Stills with a red border do not have a now shot.

Blue Lamp, The - The colly cinema (Colliseum) was at 326 Harrow Rd opposite the hospital which was next to the canal, it's now an office for Paddington churches. Well identified Adian McManus.
Blue Lamp, The

bp031. The colly cinema (Colliseum) was at 326 Harrow Rd opposite the hospital which was next to the canal, it's now an office for Paddington churches. Well identified Adian McManus.

bp031n. I have it as 324 Harrow Road in my book. Now called Genesis Housing Association. SJ Peter Robinson (July 2015) advises that the Association has now moved out. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 11-09-2011)

Blue Lamp, The - Harrow Road, opposite Marylands Road, W9
Blue Lamp, The

bp032. Harrow Road, opposite Marylands Road, W9

bp032n. Now. A better angle kindly sent in by Jenner Folwell.
(Modern Photo Added: 21-10-2008)

Blue Lamp, The - Harrow Road, as above, where the old Paddington General Hospital was.
Blue Lamp, The

bp033. Harrow Road, as above, where the old Paddington General Hospital was.

bp033n. Now.

Blue Lamp, The - Nice old caff, bacon sarnies on white bread and a mug of hot tea. Aah, luvverley! ...
Blue Lamp, The

bp034. Nice old caff, bacon sarnies on white bread and a mug of hot tea. Aah, luvverley! ... "The cafe appears to be next to the Metropolitan Theatre on Edgware Road. Compare this to an exterior still a few seconds before bp036 and note the street lamp (behind Spud in bp034) directly outside the doors, the Coca Cola triangular sign in the window, the downlamps hanging from the ceiling and the bulbous lamp to the side of the tenders head. The cafe at 265 faced Bell Street where the pillar box across the road is shown on old maps." With thanks to Martin Green (SJ)

Blue Lamp, The - Edgware Road
Blue Lamp, The

bp035. Edgware Road

bp035n. Dylan White points out that our previous "now" shot was incorrect, in that it was "one block out", to the north, and sends this shot he took a short while back of where the Metropolitan Theatre stood. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 02-02-2017)

Blue Lamp, The - Again, but impossible to identify. Bookers, 263 Edgware Road, Again the site of the flyover. And Phil Tomkins tells us...the shop to the left of Bookers is No 261 Edgware Road, Buck & Ryan tool shop. Their sign is also readable in the frame after bp029, 3 doors to the left of the Metropolitan Music Hall, which was 267. All were demolished in 1963 to make way for Paddington Police Station.
Blue Lamp, The

bp036. Again, but impossible to identify. Bookers, 263 Edgware Road, Again the site of the flyover. And Phil Tomkins tells us...the shop to the left of Bookers is No 261 Edgware Road, Buck & Ryan tool shop. Their sign is also readable in the frame after bp029, 3 doors to the left of the Metropolitan Music Hall, which was 267. All were demolished in 1963 to make way for Paddington Police Station.

bp036n. Rather glum now. Tony with the now. (SJ)
(Modern Photo Added: 12-09-2015)

Blue Lamp, The - Again, and all gone. Peter Robinson advises that this was The Metropolitan Music Hall. (RL)
Blue Lamp, The

bp037. Again, and all gone. Peter Robinson advises that this was The Metropolitan Music Hall. (RL)

bp037n. And here's where it used to be, taken by Tony. (SJ)
(Modern Photo Added: 14-09-2015)

Blue Lamp, The - Once more, we're too late.
Blue Lamp, The

bp038. Once more, we're too late.

bp038n. No...I tell a lie, it's still there! See bp040n, below.

Blue Lamp, The - See Pics bp014, bp040 and bp038, with a 142 bus.
Blue Lamp, The

bp039. See Pics bp014, bp040 and bp038, with a 142 bus.

bp039n. Same still as bp014n. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 11-09-2011)

Blue Lamp, The - Harrow Road, Amberley Road, Paddington, London W 9.
Blue Lamp, The

bp040. Harrow Road, Amberley Road, Paddington, London W 9.

bp040n. Now.

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