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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
11th December 1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
11th December 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated from the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson.
11th December 1930 Eccentric violinist Leonard Friedman was born in London.
Ben Elton's School
The school that comedian Ben Elton attended.
Location: Stillness Junior School, Brockley Rise, Forest H, SE23 1NH
Description: Stillness is the Junior School that comedian, author and theatre writer Ben Elton attended. It suffered a massive fire in August 2010 from which it is still recovering.
Benjamin Charles 'Ben' Elton (born 3 May 1959) is a London-born comedian, author, playwright and television director.
He was a leading figure in the British alternative comedy movement of the 1980s, as a writer on such cult series as The Young Ones and Blackadder, as well as also a successful stand-up comedian on stage and TV.
He was a high-profile frontman of 1980s left-wing political satire. Since then he has published thirteen novels and more lately become known for writing the musical We Will Rock You (2002) and Love Never Dies (2010), the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera.