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    Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

    5-11 Georges Road

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    51°33'02"-00°06'40" show decimal

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    5-11 Georges Road
    Holloway, London, N7 8HD

    Formerly known as Favourite Toys Ltd

    Favourite Toys Ltd (also known as Favourite Dolls) was a company that produced dolls during the 1960s/70s; the company head office was based in Hanover Street with toy production at the St. James Works building (next to St James School) in Georges Road.

    The site is now called The Georges Road Works, and is occupied by Strummers Studios and Jazz Cycles.

    How to get here:

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    Underground (Piccadilly): Holloway Road - Exit the station and turn right, following Holloway Road down until you reach Georges Road. +

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    Bus: Holloway Bus Map - Bus stops SY/SU (Holloway Road station), served by routes 43, 153, 271, 393. Head south on Holloway Road and Georges Road is on the right-hand side. +

     

    Access: publicStatus: unknown5-11 George's Road

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    «prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 5th August 2011 by Chuck Foster

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    Spearhead from Space (2)
    Filmed: 13 Sep 1969
    Ransome is guided through the factory.

     

    Additional Notes:

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    View of the area 5-11 George's Road, which was where the Favourite Toy Factory used to be sited. It isn't too clear if they were actually inside the buildings there now, or if the original St. James Works was demolished and replaced by the current buildings.

    How the factory looked inside

    Spearhead from Space (2)Screen Shot
    Filmed: 13 Sep 1969

    Spearhead from Space (2)Screen Shot
    Filmed: 13 Sep 1969

    Additional locations as the crow flies:

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    Midland Road (Spearhead from Space): 1.46 miles.

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    St Pancras International Station (The Bells of Saint John): 1.50 miles.

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    Camden Town Deep Tube Shelters (The Sun Makers): 1.56 miles.

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    Euston Road (Spearhead from Space): 1.63 miles.

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    Gladwell Road (The Idiot's Lantern): 1.89 miles.

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    The Church Studios: 1.93 miles.

    General Details:

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    During 1969, the site was occupied by three businesses; as well as Favourite Toys Ltd, Buffalo Products Ltd (button manufacturers) and Protectoplast Ltd. (works) were also listed at 5-11 Georges Road.

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    Georges Road is also known as St Georges Road!

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    Spearhead from Space [13 Sep 1969]: doll manufacturing area

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