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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.
Sits on the gate of Merton Place, Nelson's home.
Location: 15 Merton High Street, SW19
Description: A nice-looking pub that stands in the site of the main gate to Merton Place, Nelson's (the one-eyed mariner) home and where he lived in a menage-a-trois with Lady Emma and Sir William - he bought the house but wanted them both to live there. This uncoventional relationship saw Nelson as a hero at sea...and a child at home!