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Easties sketchup model Jan 1994 pic 1

Albert Square, January 1994.

I am in the process of doing a 3D simulation of Walford in January 1994, a 1990s version, it features Albert Square, Bridge Street, Turpin Road, George Street and beyond, such as locations seen in wide angle shots of the EastEnders setting such as Walford Garage, Walford Towers etc, plus places seen a lot in the show but is a walk or bus ride from Albert Square such as Walford General Hospital and the Walford Allotments

The exact geography of Walford outside Albert Square, Bridge St, Turpin Road and George Street has never been fully pinned down so this model is the likeliest to the layout of Walford. See also Notes at bottom of page.

January 1994, major storyines that month was the break up of Sanjay Kapoor and Gita Kapoor, Frank Butcher's financial plight and the exit of Mandy Salter. Also Richard Cole was causing friction at Bridge Street Market. So enjoy this virtual tour of Walford, 4th January 1994, set at the time of Episode 932 (4th January 1994). Sub headings under the images in the gallery even mention characters from the time to give a realistic feel to them.

Virtual Tour of Walford, 4th January 1994

4th Jan 1994, a sunny but cold winters day in Walford in the heart of London's East End. Click on images to enlarge.

Night Time Tour, that night 8pm

8pm, night of 4th January 1994, the market has shut for the day, most of the locals are in The Vic or at home. Phil Mitchell is in Bridge St Cafe trying to convince Kathy he did not sleep with Nadia Borovac and lies to her. And Sanjay Kapoor cannot resist a piece of his sister in law Meena Mackenzie while Gita Kapoor is away. But she is coming home tonight, oh dear.

Birds Eye View of Walford

Walford as seen in a birds eye view, showing Walford locations that are mentioned frewuently but are a distance from Albert Square. Albert Square, Bridge Street, Turpin Road and George Street is circled blue and the red circle is Cafe, Victoria Road. Walford West Tube Station is on Walford High Street.

Easties map of walford from sketchup model

Birds Eye View of Walford as seen in the simulation.

Notes

While the backlot used for filming the show has the police station behind the cafe in Bridge Street, in the fictional show itself, Walford Police Station is a walk away from Albert Square. It has never been stated that Victoria Square, Walford is actually behind Bridge Street and Turpin Road, so the model has it a few streets away from Albert Square.

The exact location within Walford of Walford West Tube Station has also never been explicitlly stated but the likeliest location is the high street so the model has it situated there. Spring Lane, Walford, has never been geographically pinned down as to how far it is from Albert Square but it is not far away, in this model it is off Victoria Road, near No 55 Victoria Road aka Pytchley.

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