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The Catford Studios – South London’s Walk-on Part in Silent Films | Running Past

Strangely in the early days of the British Film industry one of the main studios was in Catford – the former home of the Forster Family, The Hall (or Southend Hall) at Southend – the Hall is to the…

Source: The Catford Studios – South London’s Walk-on Part in Silent Films | Running Past

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3 comments on “The Catford Studios – South London’s Walk-on Part in Silent Films | Running Past

  1. beetleypete
    01/27/2017

    I knew that area well as a child. There was a small pleasure park nearby, known as ‘Peter Pan’s Pool’, and we would go there for days out. I later went out with a girl who lived near Whitefoot Lane, and we would go for drinks, and to see bands, in the Tiger’s Head pub.
    From this 1960s photo, you get the same angle of view as the one in the article. I believe that the site is now a supermarket, or DIY superstore.
    http://www.francisfrith.com/uk/catford/catford-peter-pan-s-pool-c1960_c520011
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    • First Night Design
      01/27/2017

      Thank you for the Frith link. I love it when a post is about your local manor and you provide little details. In fact, it often influences what I reblog until I think, oh heavens, I mustn’t make this blog all about England.

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      • beetleypete
        01/27/2017

        We used to have what we thought was a long bus journey, ‘all the way’ to that lake. We called the area Bellingham then, though it was close to Catford Police Station. Travelling there from Bermondsey seemed like a real adventure when I was small.

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