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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th November 1977 Bernard Pomerance's Elephant Man, premieres in London

17th November 1960 TV presenter Jonathan Ross was born in Camden, London.

17th November 1877 Gilbert/Sullivans operette Sorcerer, premieres in London

17th November 1842 Opera Linda di Chamounix is produced (London)

Enid Bagnold's Cow



Enid Bagnold's Cow

Playwright Enid Bagnold author of The Chalk Garden lived here.

Location: 29 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London

Description: Sir Roderick Jones, the chairman of Reuter's, and his wife, the playwright Enid Bagnold (1889-1981) lived here in the 1920's.

In 1928 they engaged architect Sir Edwin Lutyens to make some remarkable changes to the house - including Enid's writing-room 'a room like a ship's cabin' hoisted high in the bedroom - the staircase post featured a revolving copper ball, so that Miss Bagnold, if she woke up in the middle of the night with a literary inspiration, could run down the staircase into the room and propel herself into her chair in a single movement.

Enid was rumoured to have kept a cow here to solve her fresh milk problem.

The plaque was added in 1991.



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Enid Bagnold's Cow

Playwright Enid Bagnold author of The Chalk Garden lived here.


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