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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th September 1940 Fireman Harry Errington saves colleagues from a burning shelter earning the George Cross

17th September 1931 Operetta Victoria and Her Husband, premieres in London

17th September 1928 Actor Roddy McDowall (Planet of Apes, Lord Love a Duck), born in Herne Hill, London.go to related location

17th September 1924 Crackerjack comedian Peter Glaze was born in London.

17th September 1923 Sutton Vane's Outward Bound, premieres in London

17th September 1922 Born today: Ursula Howells, London, actress (Girly, Murder is Announced)

17th September 1917 Born today: Peter Bennett, London, actor (Leonides-Adv of Sir Lancelot)

17th September 1909 Born today: Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London

The Colonnade Town House



The Colonnade Town House

This is where Alan Turing was born in 1921.

Location: 2 Warrington Crescent, London, W91ER

Description: Originally built as two private homes in the 1800s, this hotel has experienced life as a hospital - the original and highly unusual lift which was used to carry stretchers and trolleys up to the operating theatre still works - and a ladies dormitory.

The mathematician responsible for breaking the Enigma code, Alan Turing, was born here in 1921, and the original bed constructed for John F. Kennedy's state visit in 1962 is still here.

From the Freud suite - Sigmund the world famous psychoanalyst visited this in 1938 en route to buying his Hampstead home.


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The Colonnade Town House

This is where Alan Turing was born in 1921.


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