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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
Comedy and Tragedy
The flying golden Comedy & Tragedy sculpture at the barbican.
Location: Gilbert Bridge, Barbican, London, WC1X
Description: There's a beautiful sculpture here of a luscious golden figure holding up Comedy and Tragedy suspended to greet pedestrians at the north end of Gilbert Bridge and visually direct them into the arts, entertainment and gastronomic centre of the Barbican.