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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th June 1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)
24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey.
The Mayor Gallery
The famous Mayor Gallery in Mayfair.
Location: 22A Cork Street, Mayfair
Description: The Mayor Gallery was the first gallery to open its doors in London's famous art gallery-lined Cork Street.
Founded by Fred Mayor (1903-1973) in 1925, many artists exhibited for the first time in England here first including Francis Bacon, Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Max Ernst, Paul Klee, Joan Miro and Paolozzi.