FILM : Eight O'Clock Walk
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Eight O'Clock Walk 1953 Richard Attenborough, Maurice Denham London
Director : Lance Comfort   Production Company : British Lion / George King  Region : LONDON E-G

A young taxi driver becomes the prime suspect when a young girl in his neighborhood is found murdered.

One of the screenshots for this film clearly shows "Holtham Rd". This was in St John's Wood, just east of Kilburn High Road station. It no longer exists, having been covered by the Abbey Road Estate development. It can be seen in the 1898-99 map on the following web page:

booth.lse.ac.uk

For a modern-day aerial view, see:

www.flashearth.com

The nearest street is Bolton Street to the south. No photos I'm afraid, though I'm sure some of the streets featured must remain.

Gary Harding

The pub is now demolished, the Albert Edward, 29 Bolton Road. Credit: Tariq who lives on Bolton Road, NW8.

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Eight O'Clock Walk - Formerly Hampstead, now St John's Wood. Frances Bull places this and 002 as Bolton Crescent, London NW6 now absorbed into the Abbey Estate. (RL)
Eight O'Clock Walk

ew001. Formerly Hampstead, now St John's Wood. Frances Bull places this and 002 as Bolton Crescent, London NW6 now absorbed into the Abbey Estate. (RL)

Eight O'Clock Walk - Panning left
Eight O'Clock Walk

ew002. Panning left

Eight O'Clock Walk - That NW8 look. Yes, says Frances, Holtham Road at the junction with Bolton Road. Her mother, aunt, uncle and grandfather all lived at no. 7 from the late 1940's with her aunt and uncle staying until early 1967, after which the visually dire Abbey Estate was constructed. The corner of the Albert Edward pub can be seen on the left. (RL)
Eight O'Clock Walk

ew003. That NW8 look. Yes, says Frances, Holtham Road at the junction with Bolton Road. Her mother, aunt, uncle and grandfather all lived at no. 7 from the late 1940's with her aunt and uncle staying until early 1967, after which the visually dire Abbey Estate was constructed. The corner of the Albert Edward pub can be seen on the left. (RL)

Eight O'Clock Walk - Now covered by the Abbey Road estate. Frances Bull confirms this as Holtham Road, as was, she used to walk there via Bolton Crescent and Alexandra Road. (RL)
Eight O'Clock Walk

ew004a. Now covered by the Abbey Road estate. Frances Bull confirms this as Holtham Road, as was, she used to walk there via Bolton Crescent and Alexandra Road. (RL)

Eight O'Clock Walk - Probably Holtham Road with Bolton Road in the background. Some of Bolton Road still exists but I fear not the buildings on the far right. As 004a says Frances, definitely Holtham Road. (RL)
Eight O'Clock Walk

ew004b. Probably Holtham Road with Bolton Road in the background. Some of Bolton Road still exists but I fear not the buildings on the far right. As 004a says Frances, definitely Holtham Road. (RL)

Eight O'Clock Walk - This is Holtham Road NW8 with a Borough of Hampstead Minton street sign. This did have a pub in the right place. Now all part of the Abbey Road Estate. If the main road is where the action suggests, it's the top of Abbey Road. It looks like it could be, but there are no old houses left for two or three blocks. Adrian Grepnold.
Eight O'Clock Walk

ew005. This is Holtham Road NW8 with a Borough of Hampstead Minton street sign. This did have a pub in the right place. Now all part of the Abbey Road Estate. If the main road is where the action suggests, it's the top of Abbey Road. It looks like it could be, but there are no old houses left for two or three blocks. Adrian Grepnold.

Eight O'Clock Walk - But perhaps this shot of Abbey Road will find something remaining. Frances has promised us a now shot. (RL)
Eight O'Clock Walk

ew006. But perhaps this shot of Abbey Road will find something remaining. Frances has promised us a now shot. (RL)

Eight O'Clock Walk - Are we now on the Alexandra Estate across Abbey Road? Frances Bull confirms this to the bombsite across Abbey Road on the corner of Alexandra Road which she remembers was still there in 1960-1 (RL)
Eight O'Clock Walk

ew007. Are we now on the Alexandra Estate across Abbey Road? Frances Bull confirms this to the bombsite across Abbey Road on the corner of Alexandra Road which she remembers was still there in 1960-1 (RL)

Eight O'Clock Walk - I'm pretty certain that the street in the photo  ew008a is York Way on the east side of Kings Cross station.  Unable to take a now shot from the US, but perhaps someone can confirm it. Roy USA.
Eight O'Clock Walk

ew008a. I'm pretty certain that the street in the photo ew008a is York Way on the east side of Kings Cross station. Unable to take a now shot from the US, but perhaps someone can confirm it. Roy USA.

ew008an. Now. Not Brixton, but beside King's Cross, York Way to be precise, and the buses are still running. John Maudsley took the pics.

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Eight O'Clock Walk

ew008b. 

ew008bn. Now. The old entry to the cab yard. Roy Barnacle told us about the location.

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