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The Great London Ghost Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

Lenin Memorial



Lenin Memorial

This is where Lubetkin's Lenin memorial stood until it's burial.

Location: Bevin Court, Cruickshank Street, London

Description: Here in Holford Square a memorial to Lenin who lived near here briefly, stood for 10 years before being buried.

The Russian leader's memorial was more than little conroversial during the height of the Cold War. It suffered continual vandalism and it's creator Lubetkin kept a good number of replacement busts in storage.

A 24 hour police guard wasnt enough to stop it's abuse and Lubetkin, who had foreseen to move the monument to an entrance hall of a housing unit he was going to build nearby, decided to bury it on his own account, acting by surprise, and avoid the city governmentís intervention. There are photographs showing Lubetkin and his friend burying the monument.

Lenin Court was quickly renamed Bevin Court after a foreign secretary.


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Lenin Memorial

This is where Lubetkin's Lenin memorial stood until it's burial.


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