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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
Angels and Bermans
The famous costumiers with over 25 oscars to it's name.
Location: 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8AE
Description: Angels is the worlds longest-established supplier of costumes to the film, TV and public. They are a longstanding British business having supplied costumes to 27 films that have received Best Costume Oscars.
The company is also unique as having been in the same family for six consecutive generations. Morris Angel started his business here selling second-hand clothing and tailors samples from Savile Row. Morris Angels shop became popular with theatrical actors, who at that time had to purchase their own clothes and costumes for auditions and performances.
Today the shop here in Covent Garden is it's fancy dress HQ, while it's store in Hendon in it's costumiers.