Old Images of Paddington, London

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Glimpse the past through old images of Paddington, in London’s City of Westminster.

Paddington Recreation Ground 1938

People at Paddington Recreation Ground in 1938 enjoyed a display put on by Russian Cossacks stunt riders.

Cossacks perform on horseback at Paddington (1938) – British Pathé on YouTube

Dickens Restaurant 1964

In the cellar of a Paddington pub was a restaurant based on the theme of Charles Dickens. It may have been called ‘Our Mutual Friend’.

The cast from the ‘Oliver!’ musical also make an appearance, in costume and stage makeup, joined by Lionel Bart himself.

Dickens Restaurant (1964) – British Pathé on YouTube

Paddington in the 70s

It’s surprising how empty the roads were in this film footage of Paddington in the 1970s.

Paddington (1970-1979) – British Pathé on YouTube

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