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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd September 1924 Illustrator and author Charles Keeping was born in Lambeth.
22nd September 1891 Footballer and writer Charlie Buchan was born in Plumstead.
22nd September 1870 5-time British Wimbledon tennis champion Charlotte Cooper was born in Ealing.
22nd September 1788 Author, practical joker and inventor of the postcard, Theodore Hook, was born in London.
22nd September 1761 The Coronation of George III in Westminster Abbey.
22nd September 1735 Robert Walpole the first British Prime Minister to live at 10 Downing Street.
22nd September 1694 Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, creator of Gregorian calendar, was born in London.
Birch's Immortal Shop
The sweet store once here is immortalised in the V&A Museum.
Location: 15 Cornhill, London
Description: The confectionary shop started in the reign of George I and established by Lucas Birch, whose son Samuel became Lord Mayor in 1840.
The shop was much vaunted in its time and was immortalised when it's front was and is lovingly preserved in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Meanwhile the business moved to Angel Court, and is long lost.