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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Heir to Spike Milligan's Throne



Heir to Spike Milligan's Throne

Spike Milligan's character Ethel Shroake lived here.

Location: 393A High Street, Leytonstone

Description: Spike Milligan based a character who lived here in his 1969 play and subsequent film The Bed-Sitting Room.

The fictional character was the closest heir to the British throne after the outbreak of nuclear war.

She was a Mrs. Ethel Shroake of 393a High Street, Leytonstone, who eventually appears in the final scene.

Note that it is Leytonstone High Road rather than High Street in the real world.


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Heir to Spike Milligan's Throne

Spike Milligan's character Ethel Shroake lived here.


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