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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.
Daphne du Maurier lived here
Where Rebecca author lived when first married.
Location: Cannon Cottage, Well Road, Hampstead
Description: 'Rebecca' author Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) lived here between 1932 and 1934.
Ms Maurier was an acclaimed writer who penned novels such as Jamaica Inn and Rebecca, many of which were adapted for the stage and screen. Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds was also based on one of her short stories.
Daphne Du Maurier moved here, to Cannon Cottage, after marrying Frederick Browning in 1932 and stayed for just two years. The black plaque here was erected in 2011 by the Heath and Hampstead Society.