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    Senior Member Country: New Zealand Anthony McKay's Avatar
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    A couple of streets from THE PROTECTORS episode A Kind of Wild Justice (Jeremy Summers: early 1972)



    As well as featuring a nice shot of the Cinerama theatre on Old Compton Street showing Song of Norway (which I saw at the Gaumont in Sheffield, without realising, until I did the research on this location, was a Cinerama cinema) also features these unknown locations:
















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    That first one screams "Studio" to me



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    The last one is Harrington Gardens SW7. The building on the right is between the Millenium Hotel and Gloucester Road. The first shot with the Jensen looks to be travelling along Gloucester Road passing Clareville Street on the right.



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    The sequence is north along Gloucester Road passing Clareville on the right before turning west into Harrington.

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    Could the top shot be Lisle Street or Shelton Street, WC2 ?

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    name='Steve Crook']That first one screams "Studio" to me



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    No those are real dustbins!

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    name='Anthony McKay']No those are real dustbins!
    They're real cars as well. All artfully positioned in the studio



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    name='Steve Crook']They're real cars as well. All artfully positioned in the studio



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    But honestly - this is no studio set - the backlot set at Elstree at this time is easily distinguishable from 'the real thing'.



    The glazed brickwork and the tarmac road surface are a real giveaway. On top of all that, it would be a terrible set to film in.

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    Tony is absolutely correct on this one.



    That street was not a part of the backlot town or any part of the studio lot...



    It's out on location somewhere.






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    Could a clue to where the location is in the first photo be the 'Davenport Ltd' sign above the beetle car? I've just googled the name and found a postcode in SW16 which is definitely not the location.



    I found another link but this time to a company in the Docklands area which obviously has been totally re-developed.

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    the top one has a vertical flouresent street light, possibly a 'Richardson candle' or REVO festivals.

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    name='Remy']Could a clue to where the location is in the first photo be the 'Davenport Ltd' sign above the beetle car? I've just googled the name and found a postcode in SW16 which is definitely not the location.



    I found another link but this time to a company in the Docklands area which obviously has been totally re-developed.


    I think Davenport Ltd is only the second half of the company name - I think there's an "&" before it, and more than enough space in the out-of-shot part of the shop's nameboard for a previous surname to fit into.....



    Edit; there was a fairly well known textile company called Wardle and Davenport Ltd, based in Leek, Staffs, but who might have had a London branch....and a Crossley and Davenport Ltd, who are proving more elusive; try those in your directory searches.....

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    name='Anthony McKay']








    Gloucester Road / Hereford Square.

    (looking north)

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    Well spotted GBC and Mariocki, Gloucester Road/Hereford Square it is and Harrington Gardens;



    recent image from Google Maps:







    The second one is turning left into Harrington Gardens from Gloucester Road:









    The third one is on the right hand side of Harrington Gardens, just past the turning from Gloucester Road:




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    I've not had a chance to drive up it to double check, but this loooks like Hanway Place of the East End of Oxford Street.



    I'll see if I can get there this weekend when I'm next out.

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    I too thought it might be Hanway Place, disappointingly Google haven't been up there. I had a look today and took some photos but I'm still not sure. Hanway Place has a pavement on both sides, unlike the screengrab and there isn't an elevation that looks like the Davenport building, although this wouldn't be unusual with redevelopment.

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    A further clue might be that those shop fronts and entrances look very tall, the doorways are much taller than a normal height doorway, the cars parked up give a good scale to the unusually high proportions of the shop fronts.

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    The shop fronts remind me of old wholesale shops - ones that don't deal with the general public. They could also be small manufacturers of some sort. Either way I'd expect this to be a part of town to be associate with wholesale trade of some sort.



    Is there a part of town specialising in fashion or jewellery manufacture/wholesale?

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    name='Anthony McKay']



    Is there a part of town specialising in fashion or jewellery manufacture/wholesale?


    Commercial Road, Middlesex Street, and the area heading east from Aldgate had a lot of rag-trade once, there's still a fair amount but gives me images of 'sweatshops', but somehow my instinct is telling me otherwise, Southwark is another area it may be, though when I saw Hanway Place mentioned it did look a little similar........

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    Shelton Street, WC2 viewed from Upper St Martin's Lane, as mentioned earlier by Cooper S. You can see a shot of the street here http://www.coventgardenlondon.co.uk/map/shelton_3.html



    Shelton Street hasn't been snapped by the StreetView car, and the view down Shelton Street from Upper St Martin's lane is obscured by two vehicles, but I reckon that's the location of the first shot in this thread, I used to work near there and passed by it many times.

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    Just had a look on Seety (there's one for the teenagers!) where it is covered but nothing immediately leaps out. There are some similarities with the shops and what appears to be an archway but the scale compared to the cars doesn't seem right.



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