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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th May 1958 Premiere of Harold Pinter's Birthday Party, in London

19th May 1957 Born today: Sophia Crawford, London England, actress (Power Rangers)

19th May 1945 The Who guitarist Pete Townshend was born in Chiswick, London.

19th May 1939 Born today: James Fox, London England, actor (Greystoke)

19th May 1931 Actor Trevor Peacock, Vicar of Dibley, was born in London.

19th May 1536 Queen Anne Boleyn is executed on Tower Hill, London.

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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