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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th May 1957 Born today: Sophia Crawford, London England, actress (Power Rangers)
19th May 1945 The Who guitarist Pete Townshend was born in Chiswick, London.
19th May 1939 Born today: James Fox, London England, actor (Greystoke)
19th May 1931 Actor Trevor Peacock, Vicar of Dibley, was born in London.
19th May 1536 Queen Anne Boleyn is executed on Tower Hill, London.
The Museum of London
The potted story of London Town through the ages.
Location: 150 London Wall, Barbican, EC2Y 5HN
Description: The origins of the Museum of London start with the original Guildhall Museum, founded in 1826, which focused solely on archaeology after acquiring a fragment of Roman mosaic from Tower Street in the City of London.
Not far away, the London Museum, established in 1912, had wider interests and collected modern objects, paintings, and costumes.
After the Second World War both museums amalgamated to form the Museum of London and in 1976 moved to it's current location here near the Barbican.
Today it houses exhibitions from ancient London, Roman London, Medieval London, London at War and Modern London.