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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
15th November 1978 Harold Pinter's Betrayal, premieres in London
15th November 1960 Born today: Tilda Swinton, London England, actress (Orlando)
15th November 1930 Comedian Mike Winters (brother of Bernie) was born in Islington.
15th November 1923 Born today: Peter Hammond, London England, actor (Buccaneers)
15th November 1845 Opera Maritana is produced (London)
The Lonely Archer
Pre-war sculpture of The Lonely Archer, the only 3d tube statue.
Location: East Finchley Undergound Station, London
Description: Eric Aumoniers archer at East Finchley station, sometimes affectionately called Archie, is the only three dimensional statue in the Underground.
Unveiled on 22 July 1940, Pennyfare revealed the figure of an ancient hunter of wild game is placed high up on the new East Finchley station. It is more than a decorative device- it is powerful symbolism.