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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st February 1966 Born today: Wendy James, London England, vocalist (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
21st February 1966 Born today: Bronwen Booth, London, actress (Andy-One Life to Live, Eternal Evil)
21st February 1923 Andre Charlots musical Rats, premieres in London
21st February 1910 John Galsworthy's Justice, premieres in London
21st February 1909 John Galsworthy's Strife, premieres in London
Joseph Hansom lived here
The inventor of the Hansom cab lived here.
Location: 27 Sumner Place, South Kensington, SW7 3NT
Description: This grand 6 bedroom townhouse was the London house of York-born Gothic architect and inventor Joseph Hansom (18031882) between 1873 and 1877.
Hansom invented the Hansom cab and founded the architectural journal The Builder in 1843.
A blue plaque was added to the building in 1980 by Greater London Council.