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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd April 1991 Two trains collided on the DLR at West India Quay.
22nd April 1930 US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd April 1925 Born today: George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)
22nd April 1899 Born today: Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)
22nd April 1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
22nd April 1737 William Hicks (MP for Wallingford) was attacked by highwayman Dick Turpin and associate in a coach travelling to London through Epping Forest.
Illustrator Charles Keeping
This is where illustrator Charles Keeping lived.
Location: 16 Church Road, Shortlands, Bromley, BR2 0HP
Description: This is where revered illustrator Charles Keeping (1924-1988) lived from 1960 to his death in 1988.
Keeping illustrated more than one hundred books (including the entire novels of Dickens) and his lithographs have been exhibited around the world including the 1958 International Exhibition of Lithography at Cincinnati.
His prints can be seen at the Victoria and Albert Museum and here at The Keeping Gallery in Shortlands.
Charles Keeping won awards for illustrations (including Kate Greenaway and Carnegie Medals) particularly in children's books.
The gallery and museum here is well worth a visit to see the work of both Charles & his wife Renate Keeping preserved in their actual family home. Visit their web site to arrange a visit.