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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th April 1992 Comedian Benny Hill died from a heart attack in his home in Teddington, West London.go to related location

20th April 1945 Born today: Jimmy Winston, London, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park)

20th April 1906 Australian wombat, oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26.

20th April 1904 George Bernard Shaw's Candida, premieres in London

20th April 1879 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London and Cyprus

20th April 1715 Nicholas Rowe's Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray, premieres in London

Lilian Baylis lived here



Lilian Baylis lived here

This is where theatre legend Lilian Baylis lived.

Location: 27 Stockwell Park Road, Stockwell, SW9 0AP

Description: Lilian Baylis (18741937) was a legendary theatrical producer and manager, managing both the historic Old Vic and Sadler's Wells theatres in London.

Baylis was born in 1874, spending her late teens in South Africa, when her parents emigrated in 1890. She returned to London in 1898 to help her aunt Emma Cons run the Royal Victoria Hall. When her aunt died in 1912 Lilian managed the Royal Victoria Hall, re-naming it The Old Vic.

She also ran the original opera company that was to become the English National Opera which evolved into the English National Theatre.

She also operated a ballet company, that eventually became The Royal Ballet.




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Lilian Baylis lived here

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