Paarl’s Lady Grey Street was the scene of a 1960’s era movie shoot, and the locals in the area experienced scenes not seen everyday.

An international documentary about the life of Dag Hammarskjöld, a Swedish economist and diplomat who served as the second Secretary General of the United Nations from 1953 until his death in a plane crash while on a diplomatic mission in September 1961. 

A typical winters day in Paarl did not keep the camera crew and cast away to make Lady Grey Street, and part of the Main Road look like the 1960’s, with antique cars, busses and trucks driving the set which included dusty streets and movie extras of a 60’s.

Here are some awesome from j.p photography page on Facebook

Clarise Daniels from Paarl who was in the middle of it all, was fortunate to take scenes in action from her balcony in a close by apartment block

Army gear, soldiers with pistols played their roles during shooting and fighting scenes. An army tanker also made an appearance keeping enemy attackers at bay! 

There were some pretty amazing scenes that were captured by the locals, as well as videos, giving the outside world a glimpse of what Paarl has to offer! 

Of all the cities, towns and countries in world, Paarl has certainly been the perfect destinations for several movies and blockbusters over the years. 

Here are some more photos

Paarl resident, Wayne Syfers, was also fortunate to experience the 1960’s in 2022, and added a few videos on his Facebook page

Local tiktoker, @everisto007, also posted his experience on his Tiktok account

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