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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
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Cyril Mann lived here
British painter and sculptor lived here in a 1 bed council flat.
Location: Bevin Court, Islington
Description: Cyril Mann (1911-1980) was a British painter and sculptor who added a new dimension to figurative art by exploring the dynamic effects of sunlight in a different way from his predecessors.
In an art career that spanned nearly half a century, the effects of light and shadow remained a life long fascination.
He completed many of his famous works here in this 1 bedroom council flat before moving to Walthamstow in 1965.
Mann also completed a number of sculptures, including a commission to carve a family crest for a manor house.