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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

7th December 1988 Peter Langan, Irish restaurateur (Langans London), dies in fire

7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.

7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London

7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.go to related location

7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.go to related location

Eric Ravilious lived here



Eric Ravilious lived here

The official War Artist Eric William Ravilious lived here

Location: 48 Weltje Road, Hammersmith, W6

Description: Official War Artist Eric William Ravilious (1903-42) lived here between 1931 and 1935. The popular watercolour artists work was widespread as a book illustrator, Wedgewood designer and London Underground illustrator.

He produced a famous woodcut of two Victorian gentlemen playing cricket, which has appeared on the front cover of Wisden Cricketers Almanack every year since 1938.

He was killed in 1942 while accompanying a Royal Air Force air sea rescue mission off Iceland that failed to return to its base.

He lived here with his wife and fellow artist and engraver Tirzah Garwood during the 1930's.


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Eric Ravilious lived here

The official War Artist Eric William Ravilious lived here


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