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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
Patricia Hayes lived here
This is where actress Patricia Hayes lived.
Location: 20 West Hill Road, Wandsworth, SW18 1LN
Description: Comedy actress Patricia Hayes OBE (19091998) starred in many tv shows including Hancock's Half Hour, The Arthur Askey Show, The Benny Hill Show, and Till Death Us Do Part.
She can also be seen in feature films such as Willow, Goodbye Mr. Chips, The Neverending Story and A Fish Called Wanda.
Hayes was born in Streatham, and as a child attended the Sacred Heart School in Wandsworth. She began performing on the London stage at the age of 12 in The Great Big World at the Royal Court in London.
She went on to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she was awarded the prestigious Bancroft Gold Medal in 1928.
In 1987 she was awarded and OBE and the Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Performance for her depiction of a deranged grandmother in Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba.