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'Gorgo' locations

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  • 'Gorgo' locations

    Lots of easy stuff round Battersea and Tower Bridge - but the I'm having trouble with the crowd scenes.

    This looks like studio buildings at first glance - but I can't find a match for my high resolution images of the studio.

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    This was easy

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    ..but are these in the same area


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    We also have some 'London Wall' and 'Crown and Cushion'

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    • #3
      ..and this stairway by a Palladian portico.

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        And some odds and ends.

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        • #5
          Hi Anthony, The Palladian portico-could that be the Royal Exchange building?

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          • Anthony McKay
            Anthony McKay commented
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            Yes - well done - it certainly is a match. I don't think this is a studio mock up. I've found photos from the period showing the brass-effect display case between the two stairways and one where there is a floral display on the left-hand plinth.
            Last edited by Anthony McKay; 18th February 2018, 06:42 AM.

        • #6
          Hi Anthony, Frame # 5-Could be Dartmouth St? There was a Crown & Castle at Hackney?

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          • #7
            Yes, the steps are down to Bank Underground station - an appearance I wasn't previously aware of!

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            • #8
              Hi Anthony, On the frame, with the Espanol Bank branch, on the Left hand side is a London bus, but what is that large Green shaped parking meter? (I'm sure it isn't a parking meter) Is it some type of fire hydrant?

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              • #9
                Originally posted by CliveT View Post
                Hi Anthony, On the frame, with the Espanol Bank branch, on the Left hand side is a London bus, but what is that large Green shaped parking meter? (I'm sure it isn't a parking meter) Is it some type of fire hydrant?
                A lot of early street furniture was painted green - I don't recognise the crest - but it could be a squashed 'City of London' crest. Not a police phone post as they were blue with a light on top. Could be side-on view of a utilities box - telephone connections, or traffic light control circuits? Anyone else know?

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                • #10
                  The green bin is - I'm pretty certain - a 'Grit Bin' which contained a sort of sandy/gritty/salty material for spreading on icy roads. I recall there being an opening at the bottom, at curb side, where a shovel could be inserted to get at the material. I remember seeing it being shovelled out and spread on the roads in the City. This bin is in Circus Place, EC2, and the Banco Espanol en Londres was at 60 London Wall.

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                  • #11
                    Anything from 'Gorgo' still remaining in the area of London Wall/Circus Place?Click image for larger version

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                    • #12
                      I'm surprised it took me so long to find any reference to 'The Crown and Cushion'
                      Fri 10 Mar 1961
                      Mon 13 Mar 1961
                      23/27 Great Winchester Street [NB this address is derived from the Planning Site Number (0700) and not captured from the Register]
                      Erection of a 9 storey office building next London Wall with a 6 storey return next Great Winchester Street at 26 & 27 Great Winchester Street & 73 London Wall ("The Crown & Cushion" P.H.)
                      Decided
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                      Thu 14 Dec 1961

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                          • #15
                            Anthony - and I think the building behind the fire engine could be the building behind the grey car in post No. 14.

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