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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th June 1955 Born today: Mick Jones, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
26th June 1946 Born today: Clive Francis, London England, actor (Masada)
26th June 1933 Born today: Claudio Abbado, Milan Italy, composer/conductor (London Symphony Orchestra 1982)
26th June 1909 Victoria and Albert Museum opens in London
26th June 1902 The Coronation of Edward VII has to be postponed due to the future king's appendicitis.
26th June 1902 Rioting in Watford after coronation festivities cancelled.
26th June 1816 The first prisoners, all women, admitted to newly built MillBank Prison in London.
Bushey Meads School
This is where George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley formed Wham!
Location: Coldharbour Lane, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 4PA
Description: Famous pupils of this school include George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, who went on to form Wham! - along with backing singer Shirlie Holliman (later of Pepsi and Shirlie).
Andrew Ridgeley's mum was at one point deputy head teacher at the Junior School.
Parts of the later series of Grange Hill were filmed here, as was comedy film Roll Over Beethoven starring Nigel Planer and Buddy with Roger Daltry.