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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th September 1924 Born today: Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)
24th September 1918 Born today: Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
24th September 1917 Born today: William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier and Vagaries)
24th September 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
24th September 1717 Horace Walpole, art historian and gothic author was born in London.
Harrow College of Art
This is where Malcolm McLaren met Vivienne Westwood.
Location: Brookshill, Harrow Weald, Middlesex, HA3 6RR
Description: The Harrow Weald campus of Harrow Art College here was where comedian Matt Lucas studied between 1990 & 1992 after leaving school. He studied English Literature, Theatre Studies & Media Studies A Levels plus a Maths GCSE retake. Of his time there he says
I remember when Margaret Thatcher resigned. Someone ran into the class to announce it and there was much excitement. She was an immensely unpopular figure amongst the young.
Prince Charming Adam Ant also studied here before becoming famous in Adam and the Ants.
Punk legends Vivienne Westwood and manager of the Sex Pistols Malcolm McLaren (1964) met here.
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts studied Graphic Design here in 1961.