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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th June 1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London
24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)
24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey.
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.