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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th March 1947 Businessman Alan Sugar (The Apprentice, Amstrad), was born in Hackney, East London.
24th March 1888 Born today: Jameson Thomas, London England, actor (Farmer's Wife)
24th March 1834 Pioneering textile designer and artist William Morris was born in Walthamstow.
24th March 1792 Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London
Kenneth Connor lived here
Carry On star Kenneth Connor's much loved country home.
Location: The Squirrels, South Hill Avenue, Harrow, HA1 3NU
Description: This delightful country house in Harrow was owned by the much-loved comic actor Kenneth Connor, famous for his roles in loads of Carry On films.
It was built in 1928 and retains much period character. Kenneth Connor and his wife moved here in 1953 and both died forty years later here in 1993.
TV presenter Kay Burley, who lived down the road, bought the house in 1993.
The Dead Comics Society erected a plaque here in 2007, after Burley handed over boxes of Connor memorabilia she had found after moving in.
Tagged in this Tour: Carry On in London Tour