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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals
17th December 1936 Born today: Tommy Steele, London, singer/actor ( a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow)
17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)
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.