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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London
24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.
24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London
24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.
24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.
Thomas H. Shepherd lived here
Once a master of architectural etchings lived here
Location: 26 Batchelor Street, Islington, N1
Description: Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (1793-1864) was brother of topographical artist George Sidney Shepherd.
Thomas was employed to illustrate architecture in London, and later Edinburgh, Bath and Bristol.
He worked mostly for Frederick Crace, who employed him to paint old London buildings prior to their demolition, with much of the work surviving in the Crace collection at the British Museum.
His paintings were the basis for steel engravings in many books.