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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th July 1982 IRA bomb attacks in London

20th July 1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks

20th July 1982 T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical Windy City, premieres in London

20th July 1960 Born today: Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend

20th July 1956 Born today: Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)

20th July 1944 Pierre Vinot, French ambassador to London/writer, dies

20th July 1935 Born today: Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)

20th July 1930 Born today: Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)

Hilfield Castle



Hilfield Castle

Peter Sellers's house Pavor Manor in Kubrick's Lolita.

Location: Hilfield Lane, near Aldenham and Bushey, Hertfor

Description: This palatial gothic mansion on the Northern outskirts of London dates back to 1798-99, when it was built by architect Jeffry Wyatt for Hon. George Villiers.

The gardens contain a good-sized reservoir built by French prisoners of war in the 1790s.

It became a Grade II* listed building on 1st of June 1984.

Borehamwood Studios is only 3 miles away and is perfectly located to be used in several TV series and films, including Stanley Kubrick's 1962 picture Lolita when it served as Peter Sellers's Pavor Manor.

It also featured in George Pollock's 1963 film Murder at the Gallop.

It can also be seen in the 1969-70 Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) episode For the Girl Who Has Everything when it was occupied by Lois Maxwell.


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Hilfield Castle

Peter Sellers's house Pavor Manor in Kubrick's Lolita.


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