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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th June 1945 Born today: Dave Knights, London, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador)
28th June 1923 Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry for state visit to London
28th June 1909 Born today: Eric Ambler, London, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy)
28th June 1838 The Coronation of Victoria I in Westminster Abbey.
28th June 1461 The Coronation of Edward IV in Westminster Abbey.
This is where Dylan Thomas fell in love at first sight.
Location: 25 Rathbone Place, W1T 1DG
Description: Here at the Wheatsheaf poet Dylan Thomas met and fell in love at first sight with Caitlin Macnamara in the first week of April 1936.
According to Caitlin, they spent the next five or six days at the nearby Eiffel Tower Hotel, leaving the bill to be picked up by her occasional lover, Augustus John.
Also at The Wheatsheaf Thomas met many of the leading figures of the British Surrealist movement. Plus George Orwell drank here.