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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.
7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London
7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.
7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.
Martita Hunt's Flat
This is where the quintessential Miss Haversham lived.
Location: 7 Primrose Hill Studios, Camden, NW1 8TR
Description: Martita Hunt (1889-1969) was an Argentina-born English stage and film actress, best-remembered for her role as the mad, reclusive Miss Havisham in David Lean's Great Expectations (1946).
She was also known for The Brides Dracula (1960), Anastasia (1956) and Becket (1964).
She won a Tony Award in 1949 for Broadway debut as Countess Aurelia in the English-speaking production of The Madwoman of Chaillot.
She died of bronchial asthma here.
Later Margaret Webster also lived here.