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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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)
Clement Attlee's House
Churchill's rival Clement Attlee lived here in his youth.
Location: 17 Monkham's Avenue, Woodford Green
Description: Former prime minister Clement Richard Attlee (1883-1967) lived here in this classic semi-detached suburban home in the years before becoming Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951. While living here his great rival and local MP was Winston Churchill.
Attlee entered Parliament in 1922 when he was elected in Limehouse and later Walthamstow West.