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Carry On in London Tour
Carry On in London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

10th December 1890 Born today: George Merritt, London England, actor (I Monster, Q Planes)

10th December 1688 King James II flees London

10th December 1541 Sir Thomas Culpeper, courtier of Henry VIII and lover his fifth queen, Catherine Howard, beheaded at Tyburn.

Queen's Gate School



Queen's Gate School

A pop superstar and a Royal once attended this school

Location: 133 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, SW7 5LE

Description: 'Twinkle' (born Lynn Annette Ripley, 15 July 1948, Surbiton, England) is an English singer-songwriter from the 1960's. Her most famous songs were 'Terry' and 'Golden Lights'.

She was born into a wealthy upper-class family in Surbiton, Surrey, the youngest daughter of a Tory councillor.

And it was at this school - 'Queen's Gate Girls School' in Kensington - that she attended alongside the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles.

Her hit 'Terry' which reached number 4 in the UK in November 1964, and which was banned by the BBC for it's death based content, as pop myth has it, was based on a Sunday outing in the family Rolls when the 16-year-old Twinkle watched in wonder as a biker gang overtook her. Returning home she wrote 'Terry', her debut single on Decca, a hymnal pop ballad to a dead biker boyfriend.

Other alumni of Queen's Gate School include Nigella Lawson, actresses Tilda Swinton, Imogen Poots, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Saunders, fashion designer Trinny Woodall.

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Queen's Gate School

A pop superstar and a Royal once attended this school


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