The Agapemonites
The reverend John Hugh Smyth-Pigott claimed to be the Christ in 1902. He was challenged by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad - Promised Messiah & Mahdi who predicted his doom in the same year and the fact that his own name and fame would spread across London when that of Pigott would have long vanished. I am currently writing a book on the whole story of the Agapemonites.

His house is in St John's Wood which was visited by Betjeman in his film METROLAND. It is a funny house, neo-gothic. When I visited there were 2 cars parked outside including the pink one and unlike the other houses the gates were open. I didn't dare knock on the door but perhaps should have done as I learnt later that it is the home of TV presenter Vanessa Feltz and was previously dwelt in by Charles Saatchi!
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