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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)
28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)
28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London
28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.
Ministry of Silly Walks
This was the start of the Ministry of Silly Walks sketch & more.
Location: Thorpebank Road, Hammersmith, London
Description: The Pythons have said they chose this street because it was so nondescript.
Here was the location of the Gas Cooker Sketch, and the Seduced Milkmen Sketch amongst quite a few others.
It was also the start of the infamous Ministry of Silly Walks sketch.
Tagged in this Tour: London general 2012
Tagged in this Tour: The TV Comedy Location Tour