FILM : Blue Lamp, The
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Blue Lamp, The 1949 Jack Warner, Jimmy Hanley, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Flemyng, Bernard Lee, Peggy Evans, Gladys Henson, Dora Bryan Edgware Road, Kilburn, Paddington, Little Venice, Westbourne Grove, Royal Oak, Harrow Road, Piccadilly, Ealing, Ladbrook Grove, Shepherd's Bush, 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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Blue Lamp, The - A busker, somewhere. Bond Street, Ealing. Far from the other scenes I know but the 1950 Kelly's lists Irish Linen Depot at 39 Bond Street, W5 and the only branch of Dollond & Aitchison with a 43 address was in this street. Data supplied by Ian McDonald. Thanks Ian.
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bp051. A busker, somewhere. Bond Street, Ealing. Far from the other scenes I know but the 1950 Kelly's lists Irish Linen Depot at 39 Bond Street, W5 and the only branch of Dollond & Aitchison with a 43 address was in this street. Data supplied by Ian McDonald. Thanks Ian.

bp051n. Greg and Google confirmed the information by Ian McDonald. Filmed at 39, 41 and 43 Bond Street, W5, and here's the now by SJ. Also seen in Carry on Constable.
(Modern Photo Added: 22-09-2011)

Blue Lamp, The - This is the junction of Harrow Road & Chippenham Road, says Keith. Chippenham Road is bang opposite the pub which is still there, complete with the distinctive forecourt or mini service road in front of it.
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bp052. This is the junction of Harrow Road & Chippenham Road, says Keith. Chippenham Road is bang opposite the pub which is still there, complete with the distinctive forecourt or mini service road in front of it.

bp052n. Now. Photo by Jenner Folwell. Peter Robinson advises July 2015 that the pub is now closed and under threat from developers. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-01-1970)

Blue Lamp, The - This is Amberley Mews (demolished), behind Amberley Road (now Barwood Close), over the canal north of Lord's Hill Road. Info from Robert Mockridge.
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bp053. This is Amberley Mews (demolished), behind Amberley Road (now Barwood Close), over the canal north of Lord's Hill Road. Info from Robert Mockridge.

Blue Lamp, The - Amberley Road (now Barwood Close), houses demolished. Robert again.
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bp054. Amberley Road (now Barwood Close), houses demolished. Robert again.

bp054n. A largely irrelevant now but this is the still-extant west end of Amberley Road which leads onto Harrow Road and show the same architecture. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 11-09-2011)

Blue Lamp, The - Amberley Road (now Barwood Close), houses demolished. Robert again.
Blue Lamp, The

bp055. Amberley Road (now Barwood Close), houses demolished. Robert again.

Blue Lamp, The - Paddington, London W9, The church of St Mary Magdalene, Lord Hill's Road? This is Formosa St W9, the other side of the bridge from Lord Hills St. Well done Aidan, yes, we were back to front. Lord Hill's Road was the other side of the bridge. Its not the Hapenny Steps bridge, says Aidan, as that was in Kensal Rd., W10. But the photos and the old photo 57a all look very similar. Was the Kensal Road bridge similar in style and construction? John Tunstill.
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bp056. Paddington, London W9, The church of St Mary Magdalene, Lord Hill's Road? This is Formosa St W9, the other side of the bridge from Lord Hills St. Well done Aidan, yes, we were back to front. Lord Hill's Road was the other side of the bridge. Its not the Hapenny Steps bridge, says Aidan, as that was in Kensal Rd., W10. But the photos and the old photo 57a all look very similar. Was the Kensal Road bridge similar in style and construction? John Tunstill.

bp056n. Now.
(Modern Photo Added: 11-09-2011)

Blue Lamp, The - This is the old Ha'penny Bridge, just near the Lord Hill's Road … Peter Robinson questions the name of the old bridge seen here and below... Definitely NOT the 'Halfpenny Steps', commonly spoken as the 'Ha'penny Steps', which led from the Harrow Road (opp. Second Avenue) and went over the canal into Wedlake Street by Wedlake Baths (off of Kensal Road)...which was incidentally featured in the film 'The Traitors'adds Ray Flight (SJ)
Blue Lamp, The

bp057. This is the old Ha'penny Bridge, just near the Lord Hill's Road … Peter Robinson questions the name of the old bridge seen here and below... Definitely NOT the 'Halfpenny Steps', commonly spoken as the 'Ha'penny Steps', which led from the Harrow Road (opp. Second Avenue) and went over the canal into Wedlake Street by Wedlake Baths (off of Kensal Road)...which was incidentally featured in the film 'The Traitors'adds Ray Flight (SJ)

bp057n. Roughly the same area from the new bridge looking down Blomfield Road, W9. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 04-08-2017)

Blue Lamp, The - The Ha'penny Bridge from an old photo.
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bp057a. The Ha'penny Bridge from an old photo.

Blue Lamp, The - The bridge again.
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bp058. The bridge again.

bp058n. Now with the buildings on the left replaced and the a park where the tall one on the right was, as we pass from W9 to W2. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 11-09-2011)

Blue Lamp, The - The bridge once more.
Blue Lamp, The

bp059. The bridge once more.

bp059n. Now in W2, with the east end of what was Clarendon Street, which followed the canal, long gone. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 11-09-2011)

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