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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
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.