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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
15th August 1992 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
15th August 1973 David Storey's Cromwell, premieres in London
15th August 1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
15th August 1961 Matt Johnson, lead singer of The The, was born in London.
15th August 1950 Princess Anne, was born in St James Palace, London.
15th August 1946 Comedy actor and presenter Tony Robinson was born in Homerton, London.
15th August 1928 Born today: Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)
15th August 1875 Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London.
15th August 1858 Childrens author Edith Nesbit was born in Kennington, London.
Number 1 Poultry
Londons post modern masterpiece or monstrosity - you decide!
Location: 1 Poultry, London
Description: Designed by Sir James Stirling this is one of London's most revered post modern buildings. It's bizarre shapes, forms and unusual brickwork reflect other structures such as the previous building here The Mappin and Webb.
It now provides not only office space, but houses restaurants and shops, plus a tube station underneath.
It was built in 1994 on a site owned by Peter Palumbo, after Stirling's death.
While it was constructed an archeological treasure trove was being unearthed below; the Roman finds of a Roman road and artefacts dating back to AD 54 - perhaps when Londonium was founded.