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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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.
7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.
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.