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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.
7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London
7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.
7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.
Mighty Boosh College
Where the Mighty Boosh were first formed by 2 students.
Location: Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Bucks
Description: The college that is now Buckinghamshire New University, and used to be Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, was the place where Mighty Boosh comedy giants Noel Fielding and Dave Brown met. Later Julian Barratt also joined the budding comedy group after Fielding scouted him performing in the nearby Wycombe Swan theatre.
Dave Brown played Bollo the Ape while Fielding by Vince Noir. Brown is also art director and choreographer.
Pippettes singer Rebecca Stephens was also an alumni of this college.