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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
9th April 1914 World, Flesh and the Devil, the 1st colour film, shown in London.
9th April 1838 The National Gallery opens in its new home off Trafalgar Square.
9th April 1413 The Coronation of Henry V in Westminster Abbey.
9th April 1269 Edmund of Crouchback, son of King Henry III was married to Lady Aveline de Forz in Westminster Abbey.
The First Shop in the World
Claims to be the first shop in the world, from Greenwich...
Location: 25 Nelson Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JB
Description: This shop sells nautical memorabilia (or nauticalia) and is on the corner of King William Walk and Romney Road.
It bills itself as First Shop in the World, due to its location in Greenwich at 4/10 of a minute West of the Prime Meridian.