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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

29th May 1968 Manchester United wins 13rd Europe Cup 1 in London

29th May 1960 Born today: Adrian Paul, London England, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander)

29th May 1924 Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies

29th May 1911 W.S. Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan fame, dies in his lake at Grims Dyke trying to save a girl.

Saucy Postcarder McGill's House



Saucy Postcarder McGill's House

Britain's best loved saucy postcard artist lived here.

Location: 5 Bennett Park, Blackheath, London

Description: Donald McGill (Jan 28, 1875 Oct 13, 1962) is one of Britain's most famous artists, selling and sending millions of copies of his work around the world. He was the king of the saucy postcard, portraying attractive young women, fat old ladies, drunken middle aged men, honeymoon couples and vicars, in all manner of amusing situations with a lively bit of innuendo to boot.

He was was born in London in 1875, and lost a foot in a school rugby accident. He went to Blackheath Proprietary School, and lived here (a plaque was erected in 1977).

George Orwell wrote an essay on 'The Art of Donald McGill'.

He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetary.

Tagged in this Tour: Cartoonists and Illustrators

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Saucy Postcarder McGill's House

Britain's best loved saucy postcard artist lived here.


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