Doris lived quite near London and so there are a few shots of day trips, state occasions and events such as the Lord Mayor’s Parade.
Lord Mayor’s Show
Held in November with a great emphasis on the floats. This is where sixes and sevens originates (possibly).
Doris would have been standing where Great Victoria Street and Watling Street meet.
Trafalgar Square – State Occasion
Another Lord Mayor’s Parade (in better weather)
These were taken at Ludgate Circus. The pub is still there (albeit under a Leon) but the railway bridge (extreme right) was removed and the trains re-routed underground. To be honest the bridge was horrible and screwed up many a picture of St Pauls which is about 100 yards behind the band.
This following picture perplexes me. It has a caption of ‘View from TP/G2’. I know Doris worked for the GPO so that was probably a room in a phone exchange. I think I can see the Oxo Building and St Pauls extreme left, and possibly the Shell Building slightly left of centre. That might be the V&A next to the main clock tower. I’m thinking Borough or South London near the railway. I expect 90% of the buildings have gone now.
This next set were probably taken out of the windows of Telephone exchanges. This first one is above Holborn Viaduct with the City Temple and St Andrew’s in the fore and Chancery Lane in the middle. The
The next two are taken from above Fleet Street looking back into the City. Old Bailey is dead centre here.
And here she brings in St Paul’s. The spire like building was the Congregational Memorial Hall demolished 1968
Out in the western suburbs for this next one. Using Google maps I have identified it as 144 Field End Eastcote.
A few dusk shots now.
This may have been 21st October judging by the decorations around the column.