Kilburn Poo Bear

To the thick-skinned Brent resident, Winnie the Pooh may seem like sentimental slosh but nevertheless the creator of this global franchise was born in Kilburn, north west London.

Milne was born in Kilburn in January 1882. His father John Milne ran Henley House School at 6/7 Mortimer Road (now Mortimer Crescent), so Milne was a student there and was briefly taught by HG Wells. He also lived at the school, which was destroyed by a V1 in the war. Remsted House, part of the Mortimer Estate, has now taken its place at the junction of Mortimer Place and Kilburn Priory.

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