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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

10th December 1890 Born today: George Merritt, London England, actor (I Monster, Q Planes)

10th December 1688 King James II flees London

10th December 1541 Sir Thomas Culpeper, courtier of Henry VIII and lover his fifth queen, Catherine Howard, beheaded at Tyburn.

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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