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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)
28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)
28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London
28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.
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