IN THE NEWS
TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
3rd April 1985 Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London
3rd April 1981 Race riots in London's Brixton area
3rd April 1976 The Sex Pistols open for Joe Strummer's 101's at the Nashville Rooms.
3rd April 1957 Samuel Beckett's Endgame, premieres in London
3rd April 1934 Born today: Jane Goodall, London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)
3rd April 1932 Born today: Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)
3rd April 1893 Born today: Leslie Howard, [Stainer], London, actor (Gone With the Wind)
3rd April 1888 Key Whitechapel prostitute murder prior to Jack the Ripper.
3rd April 1764 Born today: John Abernethy, London, surgeon
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