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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th January 1883 Betram Home Ramsay, Dunkirk Naval Strategist, was born in London.
20th January 1843 Born today: Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
20th January 1779 Actor David Garrick sadly passed away at The Adelphi buildings.
20th January 1382 King Richard II of England was married to Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey.
20th January 1265 First English Parliament summoned by non-royal command (The Earl of Leicester) met in Westminster Hall.
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.