Wednesday, May 28, 2008

10 Rillington Place

Great site! Too bad I live in the U.S. I was over to London awhile ago and visited the location at which 10 Rillington Place was shot. All that is left is a small area which (I was told by an old timer living there, a local policeman, and some other local old-time government employee walking nearby) is where some of the bodies were found.

............the bodies were buried in a shed in the back garden of No 10.

As I remember it, it was a small, empty, not well cared-for, open grassy area which did not have any marker that I could see (I only was on the street, looking in between 2 buildings), and which seemed out of place (like wasted space between the buildings) -- that’s why I asked around to find out what it was.

...........if is often the case, after an unpleasant series of murders relating to a particular property that the property is demolished. The street was renamed as Ruston Close,when all the houses were cleared,in the early 1970's, and later rebuilt,and now is called Bartle Road. The only recognisable "landmark " in the area is the spire of Notting Hill Methodist Church, Lancaster Road.

............the website has, I'm told, useful information

I probably could “dig up” the location of this if of interest to you. But you’ll have to take the pictures., there is no existing archetectural evidence remaining, so not therefore suitable for inclusion in ReelStreets, remember real streets, not replacements, rebuilds etc., etc.

.........many other scenes in the film are still extant and will, one day, be included on site. wishes, John tunstill

Andy Egendorf