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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
Former Annie McCall Hospital
Roger Moore was born here
Location: McCall Close, Jeffreys Road, SW4 6QU
Description: Former Annie McCall Maternity Hospital. Built 1915.
Established by Doctor Annie McCAll, pioneer in midwifery practices. Later extended by Gertrude Leverkus, one of the first women architects to qualify.
Site includes former hospitals gardens, now wildlife Garden with pond and planned beehives.
Left empty by Local Government for over 20 years Stockwell Studios a community of Artists have been custodians of the building, trying to save it to see it sympathetically developed as a community arts-hub.
Now the organisation is under serious threat of eviction by Lambeth Council, with the probably future intention being demolition of the building by the council or commercial devlopers the buildings future hangs in the balance!
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Plus, and here's another reason to save this great place, the suave and sophisticated James Bond was born here - yep - 'Roger Moore'.
Tagged in this Tour: James Bond in London: The Tour