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The Beatles take London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st January 2006 River Thames Bottlenose Whale found dead near Albert Bridge.

21st January 1996 Late 80's pop-dance duo The London Boys were both killed in a car crash in Austria.

21st January 1976 Born today: Emma Lee Bunton, Baby Spice, Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)

21st January 1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London

21st January 1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London

21st January 1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46

21st January 1944 447 German bombers attack London

21st January 1929 Robert Sherriff's Journey's End, premieres in London

21st January 1878 Cleopatra's Needle arrives in England at Gravesend, after a journey of 4 months.

21st January 1670 Claude Duval, the Gentleman Highwayman, was hanged at Tyburn.

Anne Shelton lived here



Anne Shelton lived here

Another forces favorite, Anne Shelton, lived here.

Location: 142 Court Lane, Dulwich, London

Description: Born as Patricia Sibley at 39 Coleman Road, Camberwell. In 1940 she moved to 142 Court Lane, Dulwich, where she lived for 50 years. She became a popular singer from 1940 and during the Second World War, she broadcast to the RAF during the long siege in Malta. She sang with Glenn Miller and Bing Crosby and in her later years she worked for the Not Forgotten association. She was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1990.

The 1/2 acre garden here is delightful and sometimes open to the public.


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Anne Shelton lived here

Another forces favorite, Anne Shelton, lived here.


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I followed the career of Anne Shelton from the very beginning in 1940 right up to the day she died in July 1994. I met her and other members of her lovely family on many occasions, and last year, June 3rd 2007 visited the open garden of her former home, 142 Court Lane, Dulwich where among other people was Kelly, her niece who has written her Aunts biography, and was selling copies to other visitors to the garden. The weather was perfect and I thorougly enjoyed the visit. The blue plaque to be placed on the house was thoroughly deserved after all her hard work as FORCES FAVOURITE during WW11 and for many years afterwards, not forgetting her time as Entertainments Officer for the Not Forgotten Association She was a big lady with an even bigger heart, and is still sadly missed. (Jim Woolley)
Posted by Jim Woolley on 2008-04-23
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