Oh, then that IS Jimmy's house, is it? I've seen that picture before, but was never sure if they were standing outside their own home or if someone had just snapped their picture as they were walking down the street.
Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 30, 2009 23:18:06 GMT 12
I've been to Arthur's former home in Maida Vale, or at least to tht street and stood outside. It's a very nice part of town with a lovely canal full of narrow boats and an avenue of trees, and houses that only the rich could afford. I have some photos somewhere.
Apparently Arthur Lowe, of 'Dads Army" fame also went to Chapel Street School for a time. Where did he live in Levenshulme?
Arthur Lowe in his most memorable role as Captain Mainwaring, Dads Army BBC 1970's Comedy.
I was contacted by Colin Sharples, with some history on Arthur Lowe. Apparently Arthur lived at 112 Hemmons Road, Longsight for four or five years starting around 1916. Arthurs father was a clerk with the LNWR railway, probably at Albert Road/ Levenshulme North station. The family later moved to Hayfield, where Arthur spent most of his youth Two photos of Hemmons Road taken in the 1960s. I could not see any numbers on the houses, but this appears to be the north end of the road where the higher numbers would be. Arthur Lowe probably lived in one of these houses! Is there a " Blue Plaque" to commemorate this fact? ( Manchester Libraries)
Thanks for posting that great photo of Arthur Lowe's street ohblimey. Don't you just imagine Mainwaring spending his childhood in a similar street too? Maybe there was some mention of a terrace house in one of the episodes, or maybe that's just what I pictured.
Post by kiwisapper on Apr 16, 2009 17:43:10 GMT 12
Oh my God...................
Now I fully realise why the occupants/tenants/owners of this style of residency, painted their doors different colours. I attended a conversation recently where one contributor complained that what he hated most about British "semi detached" was the many different coloured doors as it disturbed his geometrical perspective of the scene. These shown are not even "semi detached". I now understand why , as toddling home after a few milk stouts in the snug of the local equivalent of the Rover's Return, reality, poor muggins would be looking for a clear indication that this was his dwelling to enter. How sad. How depressing.
Post by Andy Howells on Apr 17, 2009 3:00:33 GMT 12
LOL well heralding from the North of England myself I have to say I grew up in a similar looking street, maybe drab, but full of character!
Thanks for digging these pics out - its very interesting to see them - and I imagine the street had changed quite considerably by the time these pics were taken (Arthur having lived there decades beforehand!). One wonders if the street still exists?
Those photos were taken in the 60s. Imagine what it would have looked like in 1916!
But to most it would have been heaven just to have a roof over their heads....seeing how it was soon after the 1st world war. It would have been even more miserable if one had been homeless .........which may well be for several after and during the war.
If you ask me I love old places. They have a charm in itself. Some of of todays newer buildings are an eyesore! Sorry to say so.
No ordinary bus stop: Iris Hynd enjoys her wait at the Moroccan-style bus stop in Cornwall
Resident was so fed up with vandals attacking her local bus stop that she gave it a Moroccan-style makeover Last updated at 00:22am on 11.03.08 Add your view
A resident fed up with vandalism at her local bus stop gave it a Moroccan-style makeover - complete with armchairs, cushions and floral wall designs. Creative Jane Tinsley, 47, has transformed the drab bus shelter into a lavish Moroccan retreat with terracotta paint and interior furnishings.
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Post by Dave Homewood on May 12, 2009 18:55:28 GMT 12
Yes, the house second from the bottom was Arthur and Joan's home. A lovely area, very nice place and with Arthur's interest in boats I can imagine he spent a fair amount of time watching the canal.
By the way, John le Mesurier's flat in Barons Court also has a blue plaque, unveiled the same day as Arthur's house plaque. Mind you he usually lived in Ramsgate and his flat was for when he was filming or working in London.