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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th May 1959 Born today: Cathryn Harrison, London England, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon)

25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)

25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London

Did Chaplin get the bug Here



Did Chaplin get the bug Here

Once the location of the Canterbury Music Hall and Mr Chaplin

Location: 143 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1

Description: This spot was once the location of 'Canterbury Music Hall', erected by Charles Mortin in 1852 on the site of an old skittle-alley adjacent to his Canterbury Tavern, alas it was destroyed by bombing in 1942.

So what is the significance...

Well a chap called 'Charlie Chaplin', who was the the son of music hall performers - Hannah, who suffered mental illness and Charles, who left her when Charlie was three.

And it was here that a young Chaplin used to watch his father perform, and where he no doubt got the performance bug that led to his own legendary career.


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Did Chaplin get the bug Here

Once the location of the Canterbury Music Hall and Mr Chaplin


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