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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th February 1917 Born today: Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)
18th February 1901 Born today: Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)
18th February 1775 Born today: Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
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.