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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)
24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey.
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.