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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th October 2003 Singer Amy Winehouses's debut album Frank released.

20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.go to related location

20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.

20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)

20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.go to related location

20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times

20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Kenneth Williams' Barber Shop



Kenneth Williams' Barber Shop

This is where Carry On star Kenneth Williams lived as a boy.

Location: 57 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London

Description: This is the site of the late actor and comedian Kenneth Williams's father's barber shop. The Carry On movie star, who died aged 62 in 1988, lived here between 1935 and 1956.

The blue plaque was unveiled here in October 2009 by actors Leslie Phillips and Bill Pertwee and radio presenter Nicholas Parsons.

Williams began his career in 1948 with theatre roles before being cast in the BBC radio series Hancock's Half Hour.

He went on to perform in numerous radio and TV shows including Round The Horne and Just a Minute, as well as starring in the Carry On movie series.

Williams lived in a flat above the Marchmont Street shop with his father Charles Williams and mother Louisa.


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Kenneth Williams' Barber Shop

This is where Carry On star Kenneth Williams lived as a boy.


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