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Did you know that Mama Cass and Keith Moon died in the same room in flat 12, 9 Curzon Street Mayfair (though not at the same time)? She died in 1974 from a heart attack in her sleep, aged just 32, possibly exhausted by two weeks of shows at the Palladium . Moon had ingested a fatal dose of tablets intended to help him dry out. The flat was owned by Harry Nilsson. Disraeli also died in Curzon Street.

Did you know that the Egyptian sculpture above the door of Sotheby’s in Mayfair is the oldest man-made object in London dating from 1600 BC? The little black artifact is carved from igneous rock. Some believe it to be still older – perhaps dating back 5000 years.

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Alec Douglas-Home
Algernon Swinburne
Beau Brummell
Charles Cornwallis
Elizabeth II
Gertrude Jekyll
Horace Walpole
Ian Fleming

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My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain. - W H Auden
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On this day:
The Bank of England becomes Insolvent - 1797, First £1 Note Issued - 1797, First Grand National - 1839, Heroic HMS Birkenhead Sinks - 1852, Churchill Announces British Atom Bomb - 1952, Shelton Hospital Fire - 1968, Barings Bank Collapses - 1995
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