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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th April 1945 Born today: Jimmy Winston, London, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park)
20th April 1906 Australian wombat, oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26.
20th April 1904 George Bernard Shaw's Candida, premieres in London
20th April 1879 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London and Cyprus
20th April 1715 Nicholas Rowe's Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray, premieres in London
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