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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London
19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London
19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.
19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.
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.