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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th April 1946 Christopher Fry's Phoenix too Frequent, premieres in London
25th April 1944 Strictly star Len Goodman was born in Bethnal Green.
25th April 1896 Sidney Jones and Harry Greenbacks musical premieres in London
25th April 1660 London Convention Parliament begins
Mervyn Peake lived here
Gormenghast author Mervyn Peake lived to his death here.
Location: 1 Drayton Gardens, London, SW10 9SA
Description: Author and artist Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) lived out his life here from 1960 until his death in 1968 from Parkinson's disease.
He was educated at Eltham College, Kent from 1937, and his most popular work is the Gormenghast Trilogy, a singular gothic fantasy of tremendous proportions that is made up of the books Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone.