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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st October 1986 Hugh Whitemore's Breaking the Code, premieres in London

21st October 1970 Tony Mortimer, singer with pop band East 17, was born in Stepney.

21st October 1930 Born today: Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)

21st October 1911 Actor Baron Peter Graves was born in London.

21st October 1422 1 year old King Henry VI becomes King of France as well.

Samuel Beckett lived here



Samuel Beckett lived here

Irish author Sam Beckett lived in a bedsit here.

Location: 34 Gertrude Street, Chelsea, SW10 0JG

Description: Irish author, poet and dramatist Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) lived here from 1934-37.

Like many many young South Africans today, Beckett came to London and lived in a bedsit here for a while. Number 34 Gertrude Street was owned by a Mr and Mrs Frost, who, like many proprietors of boarding houses or houses with rooms to let, were retired servants, he having been a chauffeur and she a ladies' maid.


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Samuel Beckett lived here

Irish author Sam Beckett lived in a bedsit here.


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