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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
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.