Hammersmith seen before the construction of the flyover. The pictures seem to be part of a set showing a new school that was built, a school that is still there today, St Paul’s Primary School.
One image shows St Paul’s church with the Gaumont Theatre (Hammersmith Odeon) in the background, another showing the green that would eventually be filled with the western access to the flyover.
This was clearly Church Street (street sign on left) but after using streetview to travel the entire street to no sign of any matching building I enlarged a shop sign on the right that read 202. This meant it was right on the corner of Notting Hill Gate. This whole area was demolished and re-developed during the 1960’s and it seemed a shame to not have an exact location but then I noticed that as in other photos from the time the Notting Hill Gate Barclays Bank building is noticeable in the background. Only just with another recognisable and still present building adjacent.
This negative is labelled as “Stonehurst Barrett Club”. I am wondered if the Stonehurst relates to the Stonehurst Farm which was certainly around at the time but is a little distant.
This negative is a little damaged as were two accompanying shots which showed the monkey on a pool table and a crocodile (i think) possibly in a jacket pocket.