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Selfridges Fire

A fire is fought in the area around Selfridges.

I’m not sure if this was in the warehouse behind the store or if just nearby. The negative strips are just labelled “Selfridges Fire”. There does seem to be some building work going on in the background.

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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!

 

 

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Helping Out

A slightly uncertain looking policeman helps what appears to be a lost Canadian soldier to find their way around London.

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Knowing that many of these photos where taken around Kensington I was trying to work out where this could be. At first I thought the art deco looking building in the background looked a bit like a large hall such as the Olympia Exhibition Centre or perhaps the large Barkers store on High Street Kensington.

Using Google Streetview I looked down from Barkers and saw the building where Marks & Spencer is now found and *think* I found a match.

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