Another few photos of the Hammersmith gyratory system, this specifically being Queen Caroline Street looking south toward the Gaumont Palace (Hammersmith Odeon).
The majority of the buildings to the left including the old Post Office had been razed to make way for the redevelopments over the years although the red bricked building to the far left is still there as seen in the google street view screen grabs.
The flyover was built in 1961, a year or so after this picture was taken.
Members of the London Corinthian Sailing Club out on the river beside their club house in Hammersmith
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
I couldn’t find the location of this road joining Glenthorpe Road but the tower of St Paul’s hidden in the background hints at this street now being under the car parks and newly redeveloped Sovereign Court.
I imagine that the pics were taken as the street was about to be demolished to make way for the car park.
If you know more please let me know.
Saturday August 1st 1959
A park fete organised by the Hammersmith Civil Defence Association takes place in Wormholt Park.
“13 year old Robert Matthews takes ownership of his first car”
Kids playing around in a burnt out wreck in Raynham Road, Hammersmith. Late July 1959
These were actually scanned from a contact sheet that was included in the box. Obviously here dad was trying out medium format films. The sheet was quite folded and battered which means the image isn’t quite as clean as some others.
The shots are obviously mostly looking toward the excited crowds and only a couple of what is going on up on stage.
A political rally held by Alec Douglas-Home on Hammersmith Broadway before the General Election which saw Harold Macmillan achieve the post of Prime Minister.
Douglas-Home would later succeed Macmillan to the role in 1963.
Hammersmith Market spring 1959
Looking toward central Hammersmith from the middle of the A4.