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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd August 1940 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
23rd August 1933 First televised boxing match took place in London, between Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri.
23rd August 1905 Born today: Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)
23rd August 1617 1st one-way streets open (London)
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.