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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
The Queen's Takeaway
This was the Queen's chosen Chinese takeaway here in the 1960's.
Location: Brompton Road, London
Description: Opposite the Oratory on Brompton Road was the location for one of the early grand Chinese restaurants in England, the Shangri-la. Established sometime in the late 1950's.
On one occasion the Queen ordered a take-away from this establishment, what was ordered is not recorded to our knowledge.