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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.
Statue of Gandhi
A meditative statue of Indian religious leader Mahatma Gandhi.
Location: Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London
Description: At the centre of Tavistock Square is a serene statue of Mahatma Gandhi. The statue has been in the park since 1968 and was designed by Fredda Brilliant.
The park also contains trees planted to commemorate the victims of the Hiroshima bombing and a Conscientious Objectors' memorial.
The Gandhi represented here is a seated figure, ponderous and meditative, perfect for this great Peace Park.