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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd April 1991 Two trains collided on the DLR at West India Quay.
22nd April 1930 US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd April 1925 Born today: George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)
22nd April 1899 Born today: Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)
22nd April 1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
22nd April 1737 William Hicks (MP for Wallingford) was attacked by highwayman Dick Turpin and associate in a coach travelling to London through Epping Forest.
Basil Fawlty's Car Rage
This is where an enraged Basil Fawlty thrashes his car.
Location: Mentmore Close, Kenton, Harrow
Description: One of the most famous scenes in Fawlty Towers is when in episode 'Gourmet Night' a frustrated Basil Fawlty thrashes his car with a tree branch after it fails to start.
It was filmed here on this surburban corner near Harrow.