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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st November 1977 1st flight of Concorde (London to New York)

21st November 1943 7 Belgian ministers in London sentence King Leopold III

21st November 1941 Born today: Juliet Mills, London England, actress (Nanny and the Professor, QB VII)

21st November 1934 Uiver returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race

21st November 1781 Watercolour artist Cornelius Varley born in Hackney, East London.

21st November 1696 J Vanbrughes Relapse or Virtue in Danger, premieres in London

Author Nevil Shute born here



Author Nevil Shute born here

Author Nevil Shute was born and raised here in Ealing.

Location: 16 Somerset Road, West Ealing

Description: On 17th January 1899 author Nevil Shute Norway was born here in West Ealing, London. The Young Nevil attended a prepatory school in Hammersmith but at the age of 11, Nevil was sent to the Dragon School at Oxford after playing truant at the South Kensington Science Museum.

Incidentally, for fans, this is also the home of character Keith Stewart in Trustee From The Toolroom but it was called number 56 in the novel.

When the Easter Uprsing took place in Ireland in 1916, Nevil was spending his holidays in Dublin, where his father had been appointed Secretary to the Post Office in Ireland. For acting as a stretcher bearer, Nevil received a commendation.

Nevil went to be an engineer, racing driver, and managed to write 24 novels and an autobiography. His catalogue includes the classics On The Beach and A Town Like Alice.


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Author Nevil Shute born here

Author Nevil Shute was born and raised here in Ealing.


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