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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
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.