The Rillington Place myth

As a resource intended to be of interest to both old and new residents and as a reference for the future, we have provided a history section to be expanded with more material as the website develops. A rough chronological framework is used here to structure the information we have to date on Ruston Mews.

Ruston Mews is often confused with Rillington Place and there are numerous web sites that proclaim incorrectly that “Rilllington Place is now Ruston Mews”. Below are the extracts from a number of web sites & their URL’s:

“Filmed in the real Rillington Place, which had changed its name to Ruston Mews after the notorious killings. However, the house that was used was not 10 Rillington Place – it was actually No. 6. The street was demolished in the year after the film’s release to make way for the Westway urban motorway.”

“Shortly after the grisley happens at Rillington Place, the entire street was destroyed and in it’s place today stands Rushton Mews.” (English errors on web site not corrected)

“10 Rillington Place was demolished and the road re-named to Ruston Close. Some time later Ruston Close was re-named Ruston Mews. It is now a private, gated community.”

If you are able, please let the above web site owners know of these errors and hopefully we will have enough voices in our favour to correct the myth.

For those who wish to find out more, click on the link below for a good comprehensive extract of the Christie murders, compliments to the BBC’s web site.

10 Rillington Place (from BBC website – oct 06)

Further evidence that may be of interest is a British Pathé film of the demolishing of Ruston Close (formerly Rillington Place) in the early 1970s. Please click on the link to view the video. Unfortunately there is no sound and the quality is only basic but it is interesting all the same. You will clearly see a view of Andrews Garage (at the end of Ruston Close) at about the 1 minute 30 sec point.

British Pathe Film of Rillington Place in 70s