Sunday, December 28, 2014

Memory Lane – The Roundabout

Published on Jul 5, 2013
This amateur film records the junction on the London to Southend road in South Woodford known as Charlie Brown's roundabout. In the year the film was made, the area was significantly altered in order to make link roads for the M11 motorway. Much attention is placed on the large public house called 'The Roundabout', and its pub sign, a model merry-go-round on a tall pole. This film is held at Redbridge Museum, Local Studies and Archives. (For the full catalogue record of LSA/0812, go to

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  1. what a great bit of film,love the old cars (imps and datsuns my favorites) and the good old fashioned way of demolition... i am amazed as to how much of the shire (sky) you can see it seems so dark there now always looks gloomy used to use it every morning used to give me a sense of enormous well being

  2. Wonderful to see such a piece of local history. I am sad the Roundabout
    pub had to go though. I didn't understand whey the river (Roding?) was
    so full and evident. What year was the demolition please?