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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th June 1973 London production of Grease premieres

26th June 1955 Born today: Mick Jones, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)

26th June 1946 Born today: Clive Francis, London England, actor (Masada)

26th June 1933 Born today: Claudio Abbado, Milan Italy, composer/conductor (London Symphony Orchestra 1982)

26th June 1909 Victoria and Albert Museum opens in London

26th June 1902 The Coronation of Edward VII has to be postponed due to the future king's appendicitis.go to related location

26th June 1902 Rioting in Watford after coronation festivities cancelled.

26th June 1816 The first prisoners, all women, admitted to newly built MillBank Prison in London.go to related location

WWII and Goodge Street



WWII and Goodge Street

A super-deep 1940s shelter was located here

Location: Tottenham Court Road, W1T 2HE

Description: In times gone by (thank the lord) and after World War II and the hideous bombings of the 1940s, the government decided to build a system of super-deep shelters attached to existing tube stations.

And so to Goodge Street, which was one of the many locations.

Holding 8,000 people, it was also the spot chosen by General Eisenhower for his own personal HQ (how nice for us!) from which he broadcast the announcement of the invasion of France in 1944.

What a nice man...! Still at least this shelter kept Londoners safe.

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WWII and Goodge Street

A super-deep 1940s shelter was located here


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