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Little Known Facts about Acton

  • Acton was the birthplace of The Who, of which, all members except Keith Moon went to Acton High School.

  • The Monty Python sketch ‘Bicycle Repair Man’ was shot on Churchfield Road, whilst part of the sketch ‘Hell’s Grannies’ was shot on Acton High Street.

  • Corfe Tower, on the South Acton Estate, is the block of flats seen in the opening credits of ‘Only Fools and Horses’.

  • The first Waitrose store was in Acton. Originally called ‘Waite, Rose and Taylor’, it opened in 1904 at 263 Acton Hill, commemorated today by a metal plaque on the pavement outside.

  • Scenes from the 1986 film ‘Aliens’ and the 1989 film ‘Batman’, were shot inside the disused Acton Power Station.

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