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.
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!
“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
Looking toward central Hammersmith from the middle of the A4.
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.
Onlookers watch road works outside “Dollands” on Notting Hill Gate.