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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.
22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)
22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.
The location of this glorious French naked lady statue.
Location: Henley's Corner, Finchley
Description: This glorious naked female statue by E. Guillaume jubilantly celebrates the victory of the French and British at the Battle of the Marne in 1915 in the First World War. This was the battle that possibly saved France and Britain from defeat in the war.
It was presented to Finchley Urban Council by Viscount Ruthermere on 20th October 1927.