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Notting Hill Reel 2, Notting Hill (1966)

Spooky, fascinating film of several London streets in West London, captured by a local man who wanted to record the area before it changed.

Amateur film 1966 4 mins Silent

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This is eerie silent footage of west London streets – Walmer Street, Dulford Street, Pottery Lane, Treadgold Street – in a deprived area that awaited partial demolition for the construction of access routes to the Westway and is now one of London’s richest neighbourhoods. Features extraordinary shots of shops, cars, churches, schools, residents and general street life. Filmed by a local man, Barry Cheese, who wished to capture the area before everything changed.