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The Filming Of Saturday Night And Sunday Morning - 1960


Nottingham Evening Post
Monday 14th March 1960

Last Day For City Pub


A long familiar public house will soon disappear from the Nottingham scene. The Eight Bells, St. Peter’s Gate, closes today and is to be demolished. But it will live on for a long time yet, and not only in the minds of its regular customers.

The interior of the Eight Bells has been reproduced at Twickenham Studios, where Woodfall Productions are making a film of “Saturday Night and Sunday Morning,” from the novel by Nottingham author Alan Sillitoe.

Mr Sillitoe sampled a pint of beer at the studio pub last week, and then heard that the real Eight Bells is closing. He made a trip to Nottingham from his London home for a last drink there, and here he is seen (right) in the saloon bar with the landlord, Mr Percy Landen, who is moving to the White Hind, at Newark.




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