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Photograph of blue plaque

Low's blue plaque outside Melbury Court

Melbury Court on Kensington High Street, next to the former Commonwealth Institute, was built in 1928. The cartoonist Sir David Low, best known for his creation Colonel Blimp, moved here in 1963. Low regarded himself as 'a nuisance dedicated to sanity'. A keen film buff he was a regular at the Kensington Odeon conveniently located just across the road from his flat. During his 50 year career he produced over 14,00 cartoons, most of which are held at the Centre for Cartoons and Caricature based at the University of Kent.

Copyright: John Rogers

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