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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th June 2011 Peace campaigner Brian Haw, who camped from 2001 to 2011 outside Parliament, dies from lung cancer.

18th June 1977 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub

18th June 1963 Born today: Omar Londono, jockey

18th June 1929 Born today: James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)

18th June 1817 Waterloo Bridge (2formerly Strand Bridge) was officially opened by the Prince Regent.

18th June 1583 Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on William Gibbons, premium was £383

Tate Britain, Sugar & Prison!



Tate Britain, Sugar & Prison!

The Tate Britain is on the site of Millbank Prison

Location: Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG

Description: Having offered his personal art collection to the nation, Henry Tate later offered a gallery to house it providing the government would donate a site and undertake the administration. After much debate, Tate's offer is accepted.

Tate, a grocer's boy, is best known for his industry started in Liverpool with sugar cane and in particular his invention the Sugar Lump, or Tate's Sugar Cubes as he coined them.

The site here of Millbank Penitentiary, a huge prison facing the Thames at Millbank is chosen. The prison was demolished and three acres of the site allocated to the new gallery.

The first stage of the building programme, consisting of the front façade, an entrance hall under a rotunda and seven galleries, is designed by Sidney R J Smith. It is completed and opened in 1897.



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Tate Britain, Sugar & Prison!

The Tate Britain is on the site of Millbank Prison


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