Thursday, August 30, 2012


No, not a new razor blade but to celebrate 700 films on-line we have elevated Philip Wilkinson to the position of Senior Researcher/Contributor, or if you prefer, Fellow, of our august society.

Whatever the title, amazing thanks and congratulations to Phil for his outstanding efforts during these last few months. Terry has kindly added Philps name to the Home page as a small symbol of our appreciation.

The almost daily praise that I receive from contributors and viewers is due in a large part to the three of you, Phil, Simon and Terry, and my thanks go to you all.

Where now? The next least!

We have some twenty-one and a half thousand comparative then and now movie location shots, exploring the world for those hard to find film settings.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Gentle Sex

From a fan...

I was watching an old film called 'The Gentle Sex' one afternoon a year or two back, made in 1943 and following a group of British women doing their bit for the war effort.
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 Lo and behold, the vehicle convoy passes through a section of Slough which I recognised straight away........and that's what this detecting, nostalgic site is all about.

It's Chalvey, and the convoy is crossing under the railway bridge.  I wasn't born until several years after the film was made, but the bridge has hardly changed.  So, the next time I was over that way I took a 'now' picture, more for my own curiousity really........excellent, and now you're off!!!

I see that you haven't got this film listed on your website, but can easily do so when we receive the info from you.

I have no idea how to get the 'then' shot........generally by playing the film through your computer, making the image "full screen" and pressing the key marked something like Prt Scrn....Print Screen...perhaps. Usually situated on the top line of the keyboard to the right of the F numbers.

This old film does come up on afternoon TV every few, next time, grab it.

 It's a bit dated and corny, but a good old watch if you like that sort of thing......content and plot are not even secondary considerations, the architectural detail is everything.

  Any good to you?.......of course. We're holding our breath