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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd September 1924 Illustrator and author Charles Keeping was born in Lambeth.
22nd September 1891 Footballer and writer Charlie Buchan was born in Plumstead.
22nd September 1870 5-time British Wimbledon tennis champion Charlotte Cooper was born in Ealing.
22nd September 1788 Author, practical joker and inventor of the postcard, Theodore Hook, was born in London.
22nd September 1761 The Coronation of George III in Westminster Abbey.
22nd September 1735 Robert Walpole the first British Prime Minister to live at 10 Downing Street.
22nd September 1694 Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, creator of Gregorian calendar, was born in London.
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.