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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.
26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London
26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.
26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.
The Rose and Punchbowl
Site of the last Tower of London traitor, Grog; the raven.
Location: 7 Redmans Road, Whitechapel, London
Description: It was here, outside this now demolished pub, that the last traitor from the Tower of London was found after having escaped somehow.
Grog, a raven, managed to get free in 1981 after 21 years solid service.