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Brinsworth House

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Address  Staines Rd, Twickenham TW2 5AL, UK

Brinsworth house


Brinsworth House is a residential and nursing retirement home for theatre and entertainment professionals in Staines Road, Twickenham, west London, England. The house is owned and run by the Royal Variety Charity and has 36 bedrooms, 6 living rooms, a library, an in-house bar and stage, a staff of 64 and is set in 5 acres (2.0 hectares) of land.

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History

Brinsworth House was built in 1850; it opened as a retirement home in 1911. It is owned and maintained by the Royal Variety Charity, which was founded in 1908 to care for members of what was at that time the variety and music hall profession. The charity and the house are funded by the Royal Variety Performance, by voluntary donations and, since 2007, by part-proceeds from phone voting from ITV's Britain's Got Talent.

Residents

Current residents include:

  • Richard O'Sullivan
  • Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson
  • Previous celebrity residents have included:

  • Alexander Kok (died 2015)
  • Robin Stewart (died 2015)
  • Jack Wilson (died 1970), of Wilson, Keppel and Betty fame
  • Hylda Baker (died 1986)
  • Charlie Drake (died 2006)
  • Alan Freeman MBE (died 2006)
  • John Hewer, best known for his role as Captain Birdseye (died 2008)
  • Dame Thora Hird (died 2003)
  • Kathy Kirby (died 2011)
  • Mick McManus (died 2013)
  • Emily Perry (died 2008)
  • Ben Warriss (died 1993)
  • Derek Cooper, journalist, broadcaster and food specialist (died April 2014)
  • References

    Brinsworth House Wikipedia


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