- Journey to London & First Impressions
- A trip to Hampton Court Palace & Looking for Lodgings
- Hyde Park, Speakers Corner, Marble Arch & Oxford Street
- Traffic, Rush Hour, Regent Street, Piccadilly & Cinema.
- Rain, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross Rd., Soho, Downing Street & Westminster.
- The South Side: Lambeth, Imperial War Museum, Royal Festival Hall, Esmeralda & The Festival of Britain site.
- Sport, Regent’s Park, Ceremonial & Military.
- Hanover Square, London School of English, The City, St Pauls & The Roman Temple.
- Bobbies, Traffic, The Queue, Sandwich Men & The Pool of London.
- The Tower, Tradition, Canon-Couples-Children & Tower Bridge.
- The East End, Kensington Gardens, Mothers & Babies.
- The Thames from Richmond to Tower Pier & A Trip on the Royal Sovereign.
- With the Day Trippers at Southend on Sea, the Carnival & Wendy.
- Woolwich Docks, Tilbury Docks & The Iberia.
- The Town & Insular Differences.
- A Trip to Portsmouth & Southsea.
- The State Visit of Haile Selassie.
- The Journey Home.
Hello Pete, I wonder if I could have your permission to use Griebe’s photo of “Madame Rene”, the Southend palmist, in a forthcoming journal of the “Romany and Traveller Family History Society”? My hope is that one of our members – who have Romany Gypsy, Traveller and Fairground ancestors – may be able to identify her. Many thanks for sharing these wonderful photos with the world. Sharon
Yes, use the photo of the Palming at Southend 1954. Just give a reference to where you came across it. Is your Journal online? If so, send me a link. – Pete
Hi Pete, many thanks for allowing me to publish the Southend Palmist in our journal. It’s print-only but I’ll be happy to perhaps post an image of the appropriate journal page on our Society’s website in due course. Let me investigate the options. Sharon
Hi Pete, I would like to ask you about posting some of your London photos on a Facebook site that discusses old London. Is that ok and if so what would you require re attribution? None of the images would be used commercially. Your pages and images are wonderful and invoke deep nostalgia; thank you for sharing them. Many thanks, Lindsay
Hello Lindsay, I’m pleased you relate so strongly to the photos in London Town ’54. Yes, feel free to use them within your Facebook group. All I ask is that you give the source for the photos you use – londontown54.com – Pete.
The photo Lambeth Walk is The Cut (Lower Marsh) the pub seen in it is The Artichoke
Thanks for identifying the Cut and the Artichoke pub, Caroline, in Chapter 6: The South Side. Hope you find the photos interesting. I was nine in 1954 and even for me it seems like a different world. Again, many thanks. Pete.