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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

29th April 2011 Prince William marries Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey.go to related location

29th April 1966 Spin-bowling Cricketer Phil Tufnell was born in Barnet, London.

29th April 1943 Noel Coward's Present Laughter, premieres in London

29th April 1923 Born today: Maxine Audley, London, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards)

29th April 1879 Born today: Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)

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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