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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.
26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London
26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.
26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.
West Hatch High School
Chigwell school that Sally Gunnell attended.
Location: High Road, Chigwell, IG7 5BT
Description: Named after the Western gateway to Epping Forest, West Hatch High School was built here in 1957.
Famous local Chigwell alumni include
actress Vicki Nathan (from TV series Allo Allo!), athlete Sally Gunnell (1992 Barcelona Olympic Games 400m hurdles gold medallist), newsreader Kate Silverton, and artist Mark Wallinger.