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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd April 1991 Two trains collided on the DLR at West India Quay.
22nd April 1930 US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd April 1925 Born today: George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)
22nd April 1899 Born today: Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)
22nd April 1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
22nd April 1737 William Hicks (MP for Wallingford) was attacked by highwayman Dick Turpin and associate in a coach travelling to London through Epping Forest.
Harrison Mark's Studio and Flat
Famous pornography pioneer Harrison Mark's lived and worked here
Location: 29-31 Saffron Hill, Farringdon
Description: This is the photography studio building where renowned British glamour photographer George Harrison Marks (1926-1997) lived worked. He moved into the penthouse here in the 1950's, often enjoying his subject's informally.
He directed nudist and pornographic films here, and the theme is still active here half a century later.
He founded the Kamera group of magazines with his wife, the model and actress Pamela Green.
He ran his company Maximus Films from here as a film club where customers would have to sign up for membership before being able to buy the films.
The address was then known as 1 Lilly Place, Saffron Hill.