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Green Lane, filming of "Billy Liar"


Green Lane, filming of "Billy Liar"
Description:
1962. View shows film director John Schlesinger directing a scene from the film "Billy Liar", shot on location at a site just off Green Lane which was in the middle of major redevelopment with the demolition of many old terraced houses. Green Lane Primary School , also now demolished, is in the background. The film was adapted from the book of the same name by Leeds author Keith Waterhouse, who collaborated with Willis Hall, also from Leeds, to write the screenplay.

User Comments:

Name:
Graham Daniels

Comment:
The area in the photo was Clyde Street/Carter Road. Green Lane was a Secondary School not Primary it housed a nursery/infants/ juniors(primary pupils) and a senior school which can be seen in the rear.

Date:
27-Jul-2010

Email:
grahamd2010@live.co.uk

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Name:
brian johnson

Comment:
i attended green lane "PRIMARY SCHOOL" from 1942to1953 i lived in malcolm st,and grange st, picture certainly not clyde st. maybe malcolm st the building on the left is "vic" rayworth's shop the building at top left of clyde st had no windows , not like the one pictured ,& you would not have seen the five domed playground railings ,clyde st was at the far right of the school,with the little sweet shop at the top on the right,used to get our penny iced lollies there.

Date:
11-Sep-2010

Email:
johnson_brian7@sky.com

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Name:
Terry Watson.

Comment:
The street is not Clyde Street, the top of Clyde St came out at the right hand side of the school. I am sorry but the shop is not Vic Rayworths, his shop was on the righthand side of the street before moving into the old Malcolm Public House. I also went to Green Lane School, starting in the infants,juniors,and leaving the seniors aged 14 in 1946

Date:
22-Sep-2010

Email:
TellWatson@talktalk.net

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Name:
brian johnson

Comment:
in reply to terry watson,s comments he is partly right I still say the shot is in malcolm st,& the building on the left is part of vic rayworths shop.terry is correct in saying it was originaly the malcolm pub his premises were in both malcolm st & new st, witch had the entrance to the house part, the entrance to the shop was on green lane opposite the left hand side of the school. hoping terry can confirm this?johnson_

Date:
04-Oct-2010

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