Heir to Spike Milligan's Throne
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Heir to Spike Milligan's Throne

Spike Milligan's character Ethel Shroake lived here.


Spike Milligan based a character who lived here in his 1969 play and subsequent film The Bed-Sitting Room.

The fictional character was the closest heir to the British throne after the outbreak of nuclear war.

She was a Mrs. Ethel Shroake of 393a High Street, Leytonstone, who eventually appears in the final scene.

Note that it is Leytonstone High Road rather than High Street in the real world.

Location: 393A High Street, Leytonstone