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Westfield Stratford City East
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th November 1987 31 die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest subway station

18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London

18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)

18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)

Charlie Chaplin lived here



Charlie Chaplin lived here

The house where Charlie Chaplin lived with his mother.

Location: 39 Methley Street, Kennington

Description: Legendary comedian Charlie Chaplin (16 April 1889 25 December 1977) lived here briefly as a boy, with both his mother Hannah Hill Chaplin and his brother Stanley.

It is said to have been the inspiration for the settings of both his famous films The Kid, plus as the home of the blind girl in City Lights.

His mother left his fatehr in 1893 and in 1896 Hannah's mental state deteriorated and she was committed to an asylum (Charlie and Stanley lived temporarily with their father) and on her release from the asylum Hannan Chaplin rented a room here for her family.

The plaque here was placed by the Dead Comics Society in 1993 (now the British Comedy Society).

Tagged in this Tour: Charlie Chaplin's London Tour
Tagged in this Tour: Charlie Chaplin's London Tour

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Charlie Chaplin lived here

The house where Charlie Chaplin lived with his mother.


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This house is currently for sale for 650k through KFH http://www.kfh.co.uk/ (Bob Richards)
Posted by Bob Richards on 2011-09-21
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