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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th April 1976 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45
26th April 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London
26th April 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London
26th April 1934 The Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later The Queen Mother) in Westminster Abbey.
26th April 1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London
26th April 1921 Born today: Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City and Guilds Institute)
26th April 1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia
26th April 1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London
Statues & Plaques in the Mall
A great spot to find lots of fabulous history and heritage
Location: The Mall
Description: If you go down the mall on the left side going away from Buckingham Palace you will come to the statue of the Queen Mother with King George VI statue behind her.
About 30 metres behind him is Carlton Gardens.
At number 4 there are 2 plaques.One is blue and states that General de Gaulle started the French fighting force from this address.
The other is written in French and is telling all French people never to give in as we will all be victorious.
Opposite the house is a statue of General de Gaulle himself