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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
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.