SPRING MEETING – 19th April

14th March 2018

The Spring’s Meeting is being held around Little Venice and Maida Vale in London W9 on Thursday 19th April.
There are four public houses within easy walking distance of each other. We are proposing to meet in the Warwick Castle on Warwick Place at 4pm. The pub is a short walk from Warwick Road Underground station on the Bakerloo line, one stop after Paddington towards Queen’s Park.
When leaving the Warwick Castle we can turn right and head for Blomfield Road, then left to continue past the film locations of Westbourne Terrace Road Bridge, seen in ‘The Blue Lamp’, ‘Interlude’ and ‘Blue Ice’; the Paddington Branch of the Grand Union Canal at Little Venice which features in ‘The Salvage Gang’ and the bridge carrying Warwick Avenue which appeared in ‘Allez France!‘.
Making our way back past Warwick Road station, a location seen in ‘Omen III: The Final Conflict’, our next port of call is the Prince Alfred on Formosa Street. The middle of Formosa Street was used in ‘Layer Cake’ but this end is seen in ‘The World Ten Times Over’ and the pub appears in ‘Slayground’.
Moving onward, we head for the Warrington Hotel on Warrington Crescent. This establishment can be seen in ‘Adventures of a Plumber’s Mate’.
Next we make the short walk to the Windsor Castle on Lanark Place. This pub may not still be trading but if it’s closed we can end our session at the Eagle on Clifton Road which is visible in ‘Adventures of a Plumber’s Mate’. Even if the Windsor Castle is open we could still go in both!
Other productions filmed in the wider area include ‘Man About the House’, ‘Never Let Go’, ‘Playbirds’, ‘Brannigan’, ‘Child in the House’, ‘The IPCRESS File’ and ‘Assignment Redhead’.
We look forward see you on the afternoon of 19th April.
AFTER THE EVENT
What a thoroughly enjoyable Meeting it was too and so good to see faces that for some time had just been names. All the “locations” were visited, here is evidence of two:
The Warwick Castle, just before we departed
A group of "Reelstreeters" outside the Warwick Castle pub.
Phil Bailey, Peter, John T, Richard L, Adrian Grepnold, Mark O’Neill, Tris, Phil W and Roland-François Lack
Someone had to take the photo so here is Simon proving that he is not camera shy. NB: And he holds the residual kitty! £13.40
And later in the Warrington Hotel with such and interesting history and now Grade ll listed.
Inside the Warrington Hotel
JT holds court with his knights of the oblong table.
A detailed street map of the Maida Vale area showing a proposed route.

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