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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd July 2013 Prince George of Cambridge was born in St Mary's Hospital.go to related location

22nd July 2006 Arsenal's new stadium The Emirates officially opened.go to related location

22nd July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by plain clothes police at Stockwell tube station.go to related location

22nd July 1971 Born today: Charlotte Gainsbourg, London England, actress (Little Thief)

22nd July 1944 Born today: Rick Davies, London England, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp)

22nd July 1928 Fulham football legend Jimmy Hill was born in Balham, South London.

22nd July 1919 De Falla and Massine's Three-cornered Hat, premieres in London

22nd July 1844 Born today: William Archibald Spooner, London, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms)

22nd July 1814 The Earliest known match played at Lord's Cricket Ground.go to related location

London Sculpture Comes Home



London Sculpture Comes Home

Dr Peter Turner bust returns to St Olave's Church after robbery

Location: 8 Hart Street, City of London, EC3R 7NB

Description: A sculpture looted from a London church during the Blitz is to be returned to its former home (July 2011).

The bust of Dr Peter Turner, an eminent physician and botanist, was taken from St Olave's in the City of London on 17 April 1941.

The sculpture, dating from 1614, was recovered by a curator at the Museum of London, who found out about an upcoming auction listing the statue in 2010.

The Art Loss Register investigated and the bust was removed from the sale.

The bust, worth an estimated 70,000 pounds, was traced back to several owners across Europe, including one in the Netherlands.

Investigators believe the bust was stolen during an air raid.

St Olave's was finally reunited with the bust on 21 June this year, more than 70 years after it was lost from the building's rubble.

St Olave's is one of the few surviving mediaeval buildings in The City of London and the burial place of Samuel Pepys. With many links to historic City organisations, this little church is sought after by many as a place of spiritual encounter and refreshment.


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London Sculpture Comes Home

Dr Peter Turner bust returns to St Olave's Church after robbery


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