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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.
26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London
26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.
26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.
The Old Nicholl
This is the site of one of Victorian London's worst slums.
Location: Arnold Circus, Tower Hamlets, London
Description: The Boundary Estate here in Tower Hamlets replaced the notorious slum, the Old Nicholl which formed the location for Arthur Morrisons celebrated novel, Child of the Jago.
The Old Nicholl was one of the densest and darkest slums in Victorian Britain.