Street Scene (Muswell Hill II)
16mm film Colour Silent c.1957 2:18
Summary: Amateur film of Muswell Hill railway station.
Title number: 286
LSA ID: LSA/377
Description: A survey around the abandoned platforms of Muswell Hill railway station. The station buildings remain and the track of the branch line from Highgate Station is still down, but the glass of the station windows is smashed indicating that this film is shot after the closure of passenger services in 1954 when the line continued to be used for freight only. A man walks along part of the track which is marked with ranging sticks and two surveyors are seen adjusting a transit level on the bridge carrying Muswell Hill over the line. The camera looks up Muswell Hill towards the Broadway and films a 21 bus driving up past the 'Green Man' public house (currently called 'The Hill') and two policemen walking down the pavement.
Keywords: Railway stations
Locations: United Kingdom; England; London; Haringey; Muswell Hill
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Alan Barber wrote on July 26, 2019:Very sad to see this film.Now more than ever the Muswell Hill area could greatly benefit from a rail service Of…Very sad to see this film.Now more than ever the Muswell Hill area could greatly benefit from a rail service
Of course there wasn't the traffic on the roads in the 1950's