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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
13th December 1951 Margaret Thatcher weds businessman Denis Thatcher at Wesley's Chapel.
13th December 1923 Gangster 'Mad' Frankie Fraser was born in Lambeth, London.
13th December 1919 Ross and Smith land in Australia from a flight from London
13th December 1823 Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London.
Richard Whittington's Statue
Richard Whittington statue - four times Lord Mayor of London.
Location: Threadneedle Street, EC2M
Description: Stand with your back to the Bank of England in Threadneedle Street, between the bus stop and the Royal Bank of Scotland, look up... and hey presto. Richard Whittington in statue form. Four times Lord Mayor of London, Richard Whittington (not three, as in the pantomime) and I'm sure a jolly nice chap. Erected in 1844.