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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)
Clement Attlee's House
Churchill's rival Clement Attlee lived here in his youth.
Location: 17 Monkham's Avenue, Woodford Green
Description: Former prime minister Clement Richard Attlee (1883-1967) lived here in this classic semi-detached suburban home in the years before becoming Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951. While living here his great rival and local MP was Winston Churchill.
Attlee entered Parliament in 1922 when he was elected in Limehouse and later Walthamstow West.