Plaque

P. L Travers

Erection date: /5/2018

Inscription

P. L Travers, 1899 - 1996, author or Mary Poppins, lived and worked here, 1946 - 1962.
English Heritage

Site: P. L Travers (1 memorial)

SW3, Smith Street, 50

We thank our colleague Alan Patient for providing these photos.

The Daily Mail reported that in the 1964 Mary Poppins film this "... house was used as a model for the one lived in by the Banks family..".  Another Daily Mail piece reported "She later moved into a property in nearby Shawfield Street, where she lived until her death".

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P. L Travers

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P. L. Travers

Author. Born Helen Lyndon Goff in Maryborough, Queensland. She emigrated to E...

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