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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th October 1946 Born today: Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)
17th October 1934 Fulham footballing legend Johnny Haynes born in Kentish Town.
17th October 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
17th October 1814 Meux Brewery disaster at Tottenham Court Road kills 7: drowned by beer.
Wilfrid Brambell lived here
This is where old man Steptoe Wilfrid Brambell lived.
Location: 22 Moreton Place, Pimlico
Description: Irish actor Wilfrid Brambell (19121985) lived here in the basement flat from the early 1960's until his death in 1985.
He is most famous for playing old man Steptoe in classic television sitcom Steptoe and Son.
He worked with The Beatles in their film A Hard Day's Night, playing Paul McCartney's fictional grandfather.
In 1966 he played Ebenezer Scrooge in a musical version of A Christmas Carol.