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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd February 2002 The Millenium Bridge was re-opened after a 5m de-wobbling redesign.

22nd February 1953 Comedy actor Nigel Planer, Young Ones, was born in Westminster, London.

22nd February 1940 Born today: Julian Chagrin, London, mime/actor (Golddiggers)

22nd February 1928 Born today: Bruce Forsyth, London England, comedian/TV host (Generation Game)

22nd February 1907 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London

22nd February 1892 Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James (London)

22nd February 1868 Celebrated magician David Devant born David Wighton in Holloway, London.

22nd February 1684 Born today: William Pulteney, London, statesman (Earl of Bath)

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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