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Carry On in London Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th December 1924 Noel Coward's Vortex, premieres in London

16th December 1897 Actor William Terriss was murdered outside the London Adelphi.go to related location

16th December 1830 George Davis and William Watts were the last hangings at the Wapping Execution Dock.go to related location

Novelist James Hilton lived here



Novelist James Hilton lived here

James Hilton, author of Goodbye Mr Chips lived here.

Location: 42 Oak Hill Gardens, Woodford Green, IG8 9DY

Description: James Hilton (September 9, 1900 - December 20, 1954) was a popular Lancastrian novelist, son of John Hilton, the headmaster of Chapel End School in Walthamstow.

His father was one of the inspirations for Mr Chipping in Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Hilton's most beloved novel Goodbye Mr Chips.


He wrote his two most remembered books, Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips while living here, before he moved to California in 1938 after his divorce from BBC secretary Alice Brown.

James Hilton went on to win an Oscar, an Academy Award in 1942 for his work on the screenplay of Mrs Miniver, based on the novel by Jan Struther.


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Novelist James Hilton lived here

James Hilton, author of Goodbye Mr Chips lived here.


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