Leisure => Cinema, Theatre, Radio & Filming => Topic started by: smiffy on February 22, 2018, 21:36:18

Title: Maidstone in 1964
Post by: smiffy on February 22, 2018, 21:36:18
Worth a look if you haven't seen it:

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-meander-in-maidstone-1964-online
Title: Re: Maidstone in 1964
Post by: conan on February 22, 2018, 23:16:47
That was good,thanks for the link.Does any one have any idea who the proprietor of the well turned out horse drawn van was around the 4 minute mark, it appeared to have a roya l"by appointment" crest on the side?
Title: Re: Maidstone in 1964
Post by: mikeb on February 23, 2018, 11:30:01
The horse van belonged to Sharps Toffees.
Title: Re: Maidstone in 1964
Post by: 80sChild on February 23, 2018, 17:25:40
This is so COOL! :)

I think my father was living in/around the Maidstone area with my grandparents at about this time. I'm definitely going to show this to him! :)
Title: Re: Maidstone in 1964
Post by: conan on February 23, 2018, 19:01:29
The horse van belonged to Sharps Toffees.

Thank you Mikeb
Title: Re: Maidstone in 1964
Post by: Dave Smith on February 23, 2018, 20:32:06
smiffy Many thanks for that film, most interesting. We moved back to Maidstone in 1966 for 2 years so a lot was recogniseable. Palace gardens, Gabriels Hill, Mote Park, Open Air Market - which was pretty big AND cheap, High Street/Bank Street, Rootes, Week Street and, in neon, Drake & Fletcher where my wife worked before we were married. (a little off THIS thread - Di Marco ice cream. Back to the Italians!).
Title: Re: Maidstone in 1964
Post by: smiffy on February 23, 2018, 21:30:47
Does anyone remember if the flooding shown was just in the Maidstone area or was this more of a county-wide event?