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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd April 1975 Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, premieres in London

23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London

23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged

23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London

23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.go to related location

23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London

23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London

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Gilbert Bayes lived here



Gilbert Bayes lived here

Selfridges clock holding sculptor lived and died here.

Location: 4 Greville Place, St Johns Wood, London

Description: While living here sculptor Gilbert Bayes (1872–1953) was at the height of his career and completed some of his best-known works, including Queen of Time (1931), the female figure which supports the great clock on the Oxford Street façade of London’s famous department store, Selfridges.

Bayes also lovingly introduced his sculptures as decorative additions to his home, although many of these have since been stolen, some remain.

An embellishment above a side window and a solitary statue, Great Pan (1929), in the rear garden act as a reminder of the creative environment in which Bayes lived and worked.

A blue plaque was unveiled here in 2007.


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Selfridges clock holding sculptor lived and died here.


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