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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

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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