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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th May 2005 Big Ben breaks down due to high temperatures.go to related location

27th May 1993 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies

27th May 1957 Siouxsie Sioux, singer of punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees, was born in London.

27th May 1922 Born today: Christopher Lee, London England, actor (Hound of Baskervilles)

27th May 1898 Arthur Pinero's Trelawney of the 'Wells', premieres in London

27th May 1199 The Coronation of John I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Gracie Fields lived here



Gracie Fields lived here

Gracie Fields, the 1930s iconic star lived here.

Location: 20 Frognal Way, Hampstead, London, NW3 6XE

Description: Dame Gracie Fields (1898-1979) had this house made for her. She was Britainís first iconic movie star between the wars, after being a huge success as a comedian and singer on the stage. She lived here during her successes before she moved to Capri to recover from illness.


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Gracie Fields lived here

Gracie Fields, the 1930s iconic star lived here.


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12» I was born there too in June 1960. I have the middle name Sally because of the connection to Gracie Fields (Mummoo)
Posted by Mummoo on 2012-03-06
11» I was also born in Gracie Fields old House in 1959-My mum remembers the house as being very grande. She remembers having a bath in a Real Onyx Pink Bath. I wish there were more photographs. (Jacqui Holmes)
Posted by Jacqui Holmes on 2012-02-21
10» I was born at The Towers in 1956 (W Bown)
Posted by W Bown on 2011-03-15
Hi, I may be able to clear up some misunderstandings here. This Gracie Fields house is in Frognal Way and is called Greentrees. The house that was later a maternity home was Towers (no The), built by Archie Pitt her first husband and hated by Gracie as being too grand. Apartments have recently been built where Towers stood. (Shaun)
Posted by Shaun on 2011-03-06
I was born here on 11 September 1968. It was a maternity hospital, my parents lived in Enfield and my Mum was taken there when I was born, apparently in Gracies old Bedroom!! It is not there now as far as I am aware, I once saw a photgraph of it in her autobiography. Would love to know more if anyone has info. (Lesley)
Posted by Lesley on 2011-02-10
I was born in the Towers in 1947. I was always told that it was an isolation (my mother had diptheria) annex of the North Middlesex hopsital. (Anonymous)
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-07-29
i was also born here in 1967 it is now a block of flats (david winch)
Posted by david winch on 2010-06-29
I have been told that I was born in Gracie Fields Nursing Home. That was in July 1949. I have no further information. (Ian Macleod)
Posted by Ian Macleod on 2010-04-05
I too was born in the Towers, dont know why Mum went there... (Anonymous)
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-04-02
It was called The Towers maternity annexe, 136 The Bishops Avenue, Finchley. (Anonymous)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-13
I was born in a mothers nursing home in 1959 at 136 The Bishops Avenue, Hampstead which belonged to Gracie Fields. I wonder what it is today? Does anyone know? (Anonymous)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-12
Did Gracie fields donate london house for maternity unit? (L fisher)
Posted by L fisher on 2009-05-25
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