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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th February 1917 Born today: Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)
18th February 1901 Born today: Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)
18th February 1775 Born today: Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
The Queen's Takeaway
This was the Queen's chosen Chinese takeaway here in the 1960's.
Location: Brompton Road, London
Description: Opposite the Oratory on Brompton Road was the location for one of the early grand Chinese restaurants in England, the Shangri-la. Established sometime in the late 1950's.
On one occasion the Queen ordered a take-away from this establishment, what was ordered is not recorded to our knowledge.