This post combines several of my favourite things – old black and white films, local history, social history, and photography. The 1949 Ealing Studios film The Blue Lamp (the film that invented Dixon of Dock Green) recently played out on the TV, and having never seen it before I was excited when I noticed many of the locations […]Read more "“The Blue Lamp”: West London Then & Now"
On 31st October 1999 the projector at Weymouth’s Picturedrome cinema flickered into life for the final time. The last film programmed was Disney’s Tarzan, and I sat in the auditorium and watched the last credits roll up the screen. 66 years of history drew to a close. During the previous two summers I’d worked there […]Read more "Last Days of the Picturedrome"