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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
Screaming Lord Sutch lived here
The Loony Screaming Lord Sutch lived and died here.
Location: Parkfield Road, South Harrow
Description: Monster Raving Loony Leader lived here in his late mother's house and ended his life here too.
He founded the Official Monster Raving Loony Party in 1983 and fought the Bermondsey by-election. In his career he contested over 40 elections, rarely threatening the major party candidates, but often getting a respectable number of votes.