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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd April 1975 Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, premieres in London

23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London

23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged

23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London

23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.go to related location

23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London

23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London

23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Dagenham on Screen



Dagenham on Screen

The building where Cole Porter's biopic was filmed.

Location: Rainham Road, Dagenham, RM10 7BN

Description: The Grade II listed Dagenham Civic Centre was featured in the movie biography of Cole Porter called De-Lovely. It starred Kevin Kline as the American Composer, and they did a musical number here despite it supposed to be based in Hollywood!

The foundation stone of this impressive art deco building was laid by Lord Snell, Chairman of London County Council in 1936.

The architect was E Berry Webber in mulberry stockbrick with imposing Portland stone entrance and portico. Recently refurbished interior has excellent art deco ceilings and botticino marble stairs and foyer.


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Dagenham on Screen

The building where Cole Porter's biopic was filmed.


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