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Franta Belsky

Franta Belsky

Died 5/7/2000, 15 years ago

Born Czechoslovakia as Frantisek Belsky. Fled twice, to escape the Nazis and then the Communists.  At Ornamental Passions we learn that all Belsky's sculptures contain an empty Guinness bottle, the...

Person, Sculpture, Czechoslovakia

3 memorials

Sir John Cass

Sir John Cass

Died 5/7/1718, 297 years ago

Tory politician and philanthropist. Date of birth unknown so we use his date of baptism, which took place at St Botolph, Aldgate. Successful in the commercial world of the City. Endowed a school fo...

Person, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration

2 memorials

Phillipine De Gerin-Ricard

Phillipine De Gerin-Ricard

Died 5/7/2013, 2 years ago

Killed in the Friday evening rush-hour by a lorry while riding a Boris bike on Cycle Superhighway 2.   Aged 20, she was a student who, to improve her English, was doing work experience at Marks and...

Person, Cyclist, Tragedy, France

1 memorial

Admiral Robert Fitzroy

Admiral Robert Fitzroy

Born 5/7/1805, 210 years ago

Hydrographer and meteorologist. Born Ampton Hall, Suffolk. He attended the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth and eventually took command of The Beagle, with Charles Darwin as a passenger. In his late...

Person, Science

2 memorials

Professor Banister Fletcher

Professor Banister Fletcher

Died 5/7/1899, 116 years ago

Architect and surveyor. Churchwarden of St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe. He and his son of the same name formed the architectural practice: Banister Fletcher & Sons.

Person, Architecture, Politics & Administration, Property

1 memorial

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