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Procol Harum Outside Church

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:01 pm
by princefan3
Hi Guys having just learnt how to play Whiter Shade of Pale on the old M1.

Would anyone happen to know what Church they are standing outside in the video of the above song. It's doing my nut in as I can't seem to find an answer on the net..

Sorry mods but I did mention a Korg M1 so hoping it counts as a help topic.. :lol:

Re: Procol Harum Outside Church

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:06 pm
by meatballfulton
Link to the video would help :lol:

Re: Procol Harum Outside Church

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:20 pm
by commodorejohn
I presume the reference is to the old Scopitone video.

Re: Procol Harum Outside Church

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:33 pm
by princefan3
Sorry guys yes the old video sepia...Cheers guys.

Re: Procol Harum Outside Church

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:16 am
by gcoudert
There were two promo films for AWSOP:

- This one was shot at Witley Court, Worcestershire, England:

- The second was filmed 'in and around London' and I guess this is the one you are referring to. The fa├žade of the church appears to be covered with broken pieces of flint, which is typical of Hertfordshire. I suspect they wouldn't have gone far out from London so my guess is that the church is question is somewhere near Elstree / Borehamwood, which is close to the TV / film studios of the same name. Upon closer examination, the church looks a bit like St Nicholas church in Elstree, although the clock isn't in the right place. So that may not be the right church but it must be in the vicinity. Sorry I can't be more precise.


Re: Procol Harum Outside Church

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 8:34 am
by princefan3
It's a bit of a mystery isn't it....Yes Witley court is correct I want to visit one day but it's a lot better now than then but still a shell.

The church on the other hand still evades me...They had a recording studio called Olympic in Barnes South west London so it could be there abouts and it's a certain type of church design..I looked it up.

I think I've found it and then look at the video again and it's not...the steeple is in the middle of the church and has the same style windows either side, also the entrance to the church is from the steeple...a little grass in the foreground so it possibly a village church....I thought I'd found it...Dorking way but it was too built up...Humm.

Thanks for your input I'm very greatful.

Re: Procol Harum Outside Church

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:13 pm
by clarrie
St Anne's, Highgate

Re: Procol Harum Outside Church

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:14 pm
by princefan3

Thank you Thank you Thank you.

This does look the right one. Is this something you have always known as i could not find out anything on line.

I had been searching the styles of Churches they are a particular type.

very thankful for your reply Clarrie it has ended my quest and a visit will be required for sure.

Kind regards.