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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent
16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)
16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London
16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.
16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.
Since 1752, Lord Mayors of London have lived in Mansion House
Location: Mansion House, EC4N 8LB
Description: Since 1752, Lord Mayors of London have lived in Mansion House opposite the Bank Of England.
As head of the City of London, the Lord Mayor presides over its governing bodies - the Court of Aldermen and the Court of Common Council.
He is Chief Magistrate of the City of London, Admiral of the Port of London, Chancellor of City University and President or Patron of many other civic and charitable organisations.
Each Lord Mayor serves for one year marked by the annual Lord Mayorís show... Busy people then.