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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th February 1917 Born today: Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)
18th February 1901 Born today: Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)
18th February 1775 Born today: Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
Home to a Clean Comedy
Brit Flick classic 'My beautiful Laundrette' was filmed hre
Location: 11 Wilcox Road, off Wandsworth Road, SW8
Description: Powders' launderette was featured in the British film 'My beautiful Laundrette'.
It was a Low Gear second hand store and has since changed hands on numerous occasions.
My Beautiful Laundrette is a 1985 British comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears from a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi. The story is set in London during the period when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister of Britain, as shown through the complex and often comical relationships between members of the Asian and White community. The plot tackles many polemical issues, such as homosexuality, racism, and England's economic and political policy during the 1980s.