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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th June 2011 Peace campaigner Brian Haw, who camped from 2001 to 2011 outside Parliament, dies from lung cancer.

18th June 1977 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub

18th June 1963 Born today: Omar Londono, jockey

18th June 1929 Born today: James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)

18th June 1817 Waterloo Bridge (2formerly Strand Bridge) was officially opened by the Prince Regent.

18th June 1583 Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on William Gibbons, premium was 383

Dylan Thomas' House of Horror



Dylan Thomas' House of Horror

Poet Dylan Thomas lived in the basement flat here.

Location: 54 Delancey Street, Camden

Description: Poet Dylan Thomas lived in a basement flat here with his wife of 17 years Caitlin (Macnamara) and their three children.

Margaret Taylor, a wealthy patron of Thomas's bought the flat in 1951 to try and keep him in London and to stop him travelling to the US. He still goes the following the year for a 5 month tour.

Taylor also bought him a caravan for the end of the garden there and it was here that he went to seek creativity away from the family clamour.

Thomas would later describe the flat as his London house of horror.

His widow unveiled a blue plaque here in 1983 and the caravan was still there then.


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Dylan Thomas' House of Horror

Poet Dylan Thomas lived in the basement flat here.


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