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