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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd July 2005 Mohammed Afroze sentenced to 7 years jail for plotting to bomb London on 9/11.

23rd July 1989 Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London.

23rd July 1986 The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II , was married to Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd July 1975 Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, premieres in London

23rd July 1966 England beat Argentina 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Semi-Finals.

23rd July 1947 Born today: David Essex, London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)

23rd July 1946 Born today: Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)

23rd July 1940 Blitz all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins

23rd July 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London

23rd July 1863 Alexandra Park opens in North London

Home to Harry & Spike



Home to Harry & Spike

Home to three Goons and Harry Secombe's socks

Location: 13 Linden Gardens, Notting Hill, W2 4HD

Description: Sir Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan were two parts of the four man team that made up 'The Goons' - a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960.

It was, and is, and always will be ground-breaking comedy that will make people smile, belly laugh and be a lot happier.

The show's chief creator and main writer was Spike Milligan. The scripts mixed ludicrous plots with surreal humour, puns, catchphrases and an array of bizarre sound effects.

And so to this very address - this is where Sir Harry and Spike once shared a flat. There were only supposed to be two people staying in the place but they managed to get three in there, 2 beds and one on the floor.

And who was the third occupant, none other than the third Goon, Michael Bentine.

Spike was obsessively tidy in those days and was always complaining about Sir Harry's socks!


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