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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th June 1955 Born today: Mick Jones, London, rock vocalist/guitarist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
26th June 1946 Born today: Clive Francis, London England, actor (Masada)
26th June 1933 Born today: Claudio Abbado, Milan Italy, composer/conductor (London Symphony Orchestra 1982)
26th June 1909 Victoria and Albert Museum opens in London
26th June 1902 The Coronation of Edward VII has to be postponed due to the future king's appendicitis.
26th June 1902 Rioting in Watford after coronation festivities cancelled.
26th June 1816 The first prisoners, all women, admitted to newly built MillBank Prison in London.
Byam Shaw School of Art
The influential art school that James Dyson studied at.
Location: 70 Campden Street, Kensington
Description: The Byam Shaw School of Art was an independent art school in that specialised in fine art and offered foundation and degree level courses.
It was founded in 1910 by John Liston Byam Shaw and Rex Vicat Cole and in 2003 it was absorbed by Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design.
Many artists studied here including Winifred Nicholson, Bernard Dunstan, Yinka Shonibare, Mona Hatoum, Evie Hone, Blair Hughes-Stanton, the actor John Standing and Clash musician Paul Simonon.
Inventor James Dyson met his future wife Deirdre here - she was offered a free place by Maurice de Sausmarez here in exchange for secretarial duties.