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The London Tennis Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th June 2001 Carry On actress Joan Sims died in Chelsea, London.

28th June 1945 Born today: Dave Knights, London, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador)

28th June 1923 Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry for state visit to London

28th June 1909 Born today: Eric Ambler, London, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy)

28th June 1838 The Coronation of Victoria I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

28th June 1461 The Coronation of Edward IV in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Magician David Devant lived here



Magician David Devant lived here

The home of legendary conjurer David Devant.

Location: Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, London, NW3 4PT

Description: This is the flat where legendary magician David Devant (1868-1941) lived at the height of his career. His real name was David Wighton.

The first president of conjuring society, The Magic Circle, was described by one critic as the greatest magician of all time.

He was a member of the famous Maskelyne & Cook company and performed regularly at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly. Many of his tricks involving the disappearance of human beings have seldom been attempted since, English Heritage said. His shows featured mysteries such as the `Magic Kettle' from which he poured any drink called for by the audience. His act has inspired contemporary magicians of the present day.

Devant's catchphrase was all done by kindness - and, by all accounts, he enjoyed popular appeal throughout his career.

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Magician David Devant lived here

The home of legendary conjurer David Devant.


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