Crowds gather to enjoy some bank holiday entertainment in Wormholt Park, White City.
A further set from another bank holiday in 1959 can be found here
Crowds (and police) gather to hear speakers urge the people of Portobello Road to resist the 1957 Rent Act.
This is on the corner with Blenheim Crescent which has seen little major change to the buildings between then and now.
Fulham F.C. Supporters Club take over a train from Kensington Olympia to Blackpool South. Looking at the fixtures tables and the cold looking weather in the pictures I assume this is for the match on Saturday 2nd January 1960.
Damage is assessed after a crash in Parliament Square.
Saturday August 1st 1959
A park fete organised by the Hammersmith Civil Defence Association takes place in Wormholt Park.
Crowds gather to investigate a Toby Ale delivery truck which lies on its side after colliding with a number 88 Routemaster.
Not sure where this is. I have tried to research the route 88 which was slightly longer in the 1950’s heading towards Mitcham (as seen in the destination boards). I followed the rough route in streetview to try and find the church which would be a clear ID, especially with its high sides and small windows.
If anyone has any idea where this was please let me know.
There is another pic of a Toby Ales van on its side somewhere in Hammersmith I will try and locate.
** update **
With a thousand thanks to Stuart Crowle who almost instantly got back to me with the location! It was way off where I was looking.
Stamford Brook Road, W6. Links at the end of the post.
Thanks again Stuart!
Londoners see in the new year in spectacular fashion beside the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus.
The statue has been boarded up to prevent people climbing onto its fragile limbs, this still happens every year.
It looks like the streets remained open
Some revellers make their way on the front of the Forte Hotel beside the Criterion Theatre. The theatre is still in place.
Some things never change.
The River Thames bursts her banks alongside Putney Bridge, midwinter 1958.
Trolleybus cables can be still be seen on the bridge.