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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
Tony Blair lived here
Former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair lived here.
Location: 1 Richmond Crescent, Islington, N1
Description: This was the grand Victorian house which in 1997 Tony Blair and wife Cherie sold for 615,000, making a tidy profit of 240,000 since they purchased in 1993. In 2001 it sold for 1.25m.
They sold the six-bedroom, four-storey residence after police advised that it could only be protected with intrusive security.