IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (celebrity) doorstep’: ‘Del Boy’ Sir David Jason calls for Only Fools and Horses tower to be protected

websiteSir David Jason has said it would be a ‘shame’ if the tower block featured in Only Fools And Horses is demolished and called for the building to be protected.

The Evening Standard writes:

The actor, who played Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter in the classic comedy series, spoke out after it emerged plans are in place to knock it down as part of a regeneration project… According to The Sun, the 78-year-old said: ‘Of course I think it should be a listed building. What a shame. But they are not going to listen to me are they? It was a proper block of flats and it was of its time, which was fine and is probably why we used it. So that is why we used it. It was great.’

Earlier this month it emerged plans are in place to demolish the tower as part of a £650 million regeneration of the area which will see more than 3,500 homes built. … Despite Harlech Tower being in Acton, Only Fools was set 13 miles away in Peckham, south-east London.

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