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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.
26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London
26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.
26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.
Richard Branson born here
This is where Virgin founder Richard Branson was born.
Location: Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London, SE9 3PW
Description: This is the nursing home where Virgin entrepreneur Richard Branson was born to Edward James and Eve Branson on 18 July 1950.
He is the eldest among his siblings Lindi and Vanessa.
Branson was knighted in 1999 for services to entrepreneurship and presented as a millennium icon.
The buildings here are all still nursing homes.