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The Beatles take London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th January 1985 Irish Steptoe actor Wilfrid Brambell died of cancer in Westminster, London aged 72.go to related location

18th January 1973 Born today: Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)

18th January 1950 Christopher Fry's Venus Observed, premieres in London

18th January 1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum

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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