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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th September 1984 1st London performance of musical Stepping Out presented
25th September 1966 Actor Jason Flemyng was born in Putney, London.
25th September 1939 Conservative MP Leon Brittan was born in London.
25th September 1906 John Galsworthy's Silver Box, premieres in London
25th September 1888 The Royal Court Theatre in Kensington was opened.
25th September 1886 Comedy opera Dorothy, 1st produced in London
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.