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Bank Holiday

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

Bank Holiday at Wormholt Park

Bank Holiday at Wormholt Park

Bank Holiday at Wormholt Park

Bank Holiday at Wormholt Park

Beer Truck Crash

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!









London New Year Celebration 1958-9

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.


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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.

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