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The London Riots Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th August 1999 Jef Smith, a Freeman of the City of London, drove a herd of two sheep across Tower Bridge.

19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London

19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London

19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.go to related location

19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

The Sketch Club



The Sketch Club

One of the oldest drawing clubs in Britain.

Location: 7 Dilke Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 3JE

Description: The London Sketch Club is an historic graphic artists' club located right in the heart of London's Chelsea.

Although over 100 years old, it still remains one of city's best-kept secrets, forming a link with the artists, illustrators and writers of a century ago.

Former illustrious members include Cecil Aldin, HM Bateman, Arnold Beauvais, Tom Browne, Edmund Dulac, Dudley Hardy, John Hassall, Phil May, Alfred Leete, Christopher Nevinson, George Parlby,
James Pryde, Charles Robinson, and
Heath Robinson.

In the reception room there is a frieze of silhouettes of past and present members surrounds the room which also features, amongst other curiosities, an original cell door from Newgate prison.

Tagged in this Tour: Cartoonists and Illustrators

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The Sketch Club

One of the oldest drawing clubs in Britain.


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