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Thursday, 8 October 2009

My Apartment, 60 years ago!

I live in quite an old building and i've often wondered about it's history, particuarly as right above the entrance it says 'BOOTH' in large writting. So today I googled, and I nearly died of excitement when I found this picture below. It's a still from a 1949 Richard Attenborough Film 'the brown boys' the building in the background is my flat!! (the window underneath 'auctioneer' is my kitchen!) This picture explains the 'booth' sign too. Apart from most of the signage no longer being there, the building hasn't actually changed that much. I really want to try and find the film now! It's so interesting to know what the building used to be, I wasn't expecting to see it in a film though!


image found on reelstreets

5 comments:

Niki said...

Cool!

Lindsey said...

Love this, Miss Mitchell this is fast becoming one of my fav blogs :)

Freya said...

OMG, that's so cool to live in such an old building and find a picture of it in the net now!

mudpuddle said...

I think the movie is actually called "Boys in Brown" http://www.learmedia.ca/product_info.php/products_id/63

Mudhooks said...

http://www.reelstreets.com/boys_in_brown/bib005n.jpg

I am always fascinated by things like this. London, especially, though I live in Canada. I love looking for bits of the past here, as well, of course, too.

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