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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
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.