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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.
One Nation under CCTV
Banksy uses scaffolding to poke fun at our CCTV nation.
Location: Newman Street, London
Description: This is where Banksy in April 2008 pulled off an audacious stunt to produce what is believed to be his biggest work yet in central London.
The secretive graffiti artist managed to erect three storeys of scaffolding behind a security fence despite being watched by a CCTV camera.
Then, during darkness and hidden behind a sheet of polythene, he painted this comment on 'Big Brother' society.
The scaffolding gang subsequently returned to remove all evidence - again without the camera operator stopping them.
The work shows a small boy, watched by a security guard, painting the words: 'One nation under CCTV.'
Tagged in this Tour: Curios
Tagged in this Tour: The Banksy London Tour