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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th June 1962 Born today: Amanda Donohoe, London, actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law)
29th June 1943 Born today: Roger Ruskin Spear, London Eng, saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band)
29th June 1858 Great fire in London harbor
29th June 1688 Seven bishops are acquitted at the tower after censure from James II
Cheeky chauffeur lived here
Cheeky sacked chauffeur lived here.
Location: 16 Drayson Mews, Kensington, London
Description: This is where a cheeky chauffeur lived. He was sacked on the spot because he only ever cleaned half the car he drove. The side his boss got it on!
He regularly picked the man up at he newspaper seller outside High Street Kensington station.
On this one particular day his boss was waiting on the other side of the road for him, and sacked him on the spot.
Sydney Creamer, chairman of Creamer Jaguar (here at street level), lived nearby in number 12 Drayson Mews. He wrote about his neighbours in 1996.