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Carry On in London Tour
Carry On in London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

6th December 1948 Born today: Jonathan King, London, singer (Everyone's Gone to the Moon)

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.go to related location

6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.go to related location

6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green

Doves Bindery and Press



Doves Bindery and Press

Thomas Cobden-Sanderson set up a book binding company here

Location: 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, W6

Description: This is the grade 2 listed house that publisher Thomas Cobden-Sanderson set up as a book binding company in 1893 and then as a publisher in 1900. A stone plaque records that Cobden-Sanderson lived here from 1840-1922.

In 1916 he closed the press and was so adamant that no-one restart it that he threw all his print setting equipment into the River Thames opposite.

The companies were named after the 18th centruy public house a few doors down The Dove.


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Doves Bindery and Press

Thomas Cobden-Sanderson set up a book binding company here


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