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    Does anyone know the school that was used for One Wish too many made by the CFF in 1956, The new sign says Landsbury Road School, but that could be a fake, I think it was made in London.

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    I haven't seen this film, but I think the sign "Lansbury Road School" (not "Landsbury Road School" as you thought) probably is fake, because the setting is East London; and Lansbury Road is the only one street name in UK and is in Enfield, EN3.

    Lansbury Road, EN3

    It could be the real sign, if the street name Lansbury Road is changed, but I couldn't find website for street name changes in Outer London (only in Inner London):

    A-Z Old to New Street names

    Inner London Street name changes

    Here are three links for this film:

    One Wish Too Many (1)

    One Wish Too Many (2)

    One Wish Too Many (3)





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    I haven't seen this film but I've just looked at the screen grabs. I don't know the school but the two stills showing a modern looking paved market show Lansbury Market, Poplar, London, E14. The market is north of East India Dock Road and between Chrisp Street and Kerbey Street. I presume the school could have been in the same area too. Other street scenes certainly have a Poplar/Isle of Dogs look to them.

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    Lansbury Road School could be:



    1. Lansbury Lawrence Primary School, Cordelia Street, Poplar, Tower Hamlets, London, E14 6DZ

    LINK



    2. Lansbury School, Park Avenue, East Ham, Newham, London, E6 2PN

    LINK

    Is this school the same school as:

    3. Langdon School, Sussex Road, East Ham, Newham, London, E6 2PS

    and

    4. Nelson Primary School, Napier Road, East Ham, Newham, London, E6 2SE





    LIST OF SCHOOLS - L

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    Thank you Saint T and Christopher for the info, I have just had the film re-mastered it it possile to put a screen grab on this site so u can see the building as it was in 1956

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    Lansbury Road School is a fake sign.

    The school used for One Wish Too Many made by the CFF in 1956 was

    St Philip Howard School (Secondary) / The Blessed John Roche Roman Catholic School (Secondary)

    Upper North Street, Poplar, Tower Hamlets, London, E14 6ER.

    St Philip Howard School closed on 31-Aug-1991.

    The Blessed John Roche Roman Catholic School closed on 31-Aug-2005.































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    Sadly the Director John Durst died a few years back...He did send me lots of location stills with cast and crew just before his passing...he also told me he 'faked' the title artists signature on the opening credits (bottom right)...I will try and find the stills and see if he mentioned the school in his letters.

    However 'SainT' seems to have covered the whole thing...well done indeed!

    Film Man.

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    Yes, a splendid job of Internet sleuthing, SainT. All achieved from far away Macedonia. You are to be congratulated!

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    Thanks for reply, darrenburnfan and Film Man.



    darrenburnfan, is this your school?

    Moorside High School

    Moorside High School

    LINK



    This is my home town in Macedonia called OHRID








    Greg

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    Amazing, SainT. Yes, I did attend Moorside between 1958 and 1962 and spent a very unpleasant four years there. It was called Moorside Secondary Modern School in those days and I was glad to leave it for good when the school broke up for the Easter holidays of 1962...incidentally, eight days before my 15th birthday, so officially, I left school at 14. I see the leaving age has since been raised to 18.



    But how did you find out what secondary school I attended? I can't think of anywhere on here that I give my real name or the names of schools I attended...although I may have mentioned the latter in one of my 1,154 posts. But I can't remember doing so. Well done, anyway. You would make a fine detective along the lines of a certain Mr Sherlock Holmes.

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    Incredible sleuthing!

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