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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th November 1987 31 die in a fire at King's Cross, London's busiest subway station

18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London

18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)

18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)

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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