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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st March 1974 Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall

21st March 1968 Hill, Hawkins and Coghill's musical premieres in London

21st March 1963 David Hendon and Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London

21st March 1958 Actor Gary Oldman was born in New Cross, London.

21st March 1925 Born today: Peter Brook, London, director (1776)/TV writer

21st March 1888 Arthur Pinero's Sweet Lavender, premieres in London

21st March 1853 Alfred Cops, zookeeper at the Tower of London, died at the Tower of London 18 years after his menagerie closed.go to related location

21st March 1681 3rd Exclusion Parliament meets in London

New Boots and Panties!!



New Boots and Panties!!

The site of the album cover photo for Ian Dury's album.

Location: 304/306 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria

Description: This is where the cover photo from Ian Dury's debut album New Boots and Panties!! released on September 30th 1977.

Dury liked the the old-fashioned shopfront of Axford and Sons Ltd while he waited for a bus across the road. The photographer was Chris Gabrin. You can just see in the reflection the Woolworths sign, from the shop that was across the road from it!

The six year old boy in the picture is Dury's shy son Baxter, who was staying with him that week.

The store manager was delighted and the following week a sign appeared in the window We Sell to the Stars.

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