De Hems

Pub in/near Covent Garden, existing between 1890 and now

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2012
De Hems, 11 Macclesfield Street and the entrance to Horse & Dolphin Yard.
Credit: Colonel Warden

De Hems has become a base for London’s Dutch community, serving bitterballen and frikandellen.

De Hems is on the site of the Horse & Dolphin coaching inn which was built in 1685 and had been owned by bare-knuckle boxer Bill ’The Black Terror’ Richmond in the early 19th century. This was rebuilt in 1890 by the accomplished pub architects, Saville and Martin, for the publican, Mr Crimmen. It was renamed The Macclesfield, being in Macclesfield Street, and was soon leased by a retired Dutch sea captain called "Papa" De Hem who ran it as an oyster-house, charging a shilling and fourpence ha’penny for a serving.

It was patronised by fin-de-siècle literati such as the poet Swinburne, who travelled 10 miles daily to eat oysters at the long marble bar.

In the early 20th century, literary figures such as Clemence Dane continued to purchase the establishment’s oysters, stout and champagne for their theatrical celebrations. When World War I started, patriotic Papa De Hem gave his staff £50 each to return to their threatened country. In the 1920s, it became the hangout of gangsters. During World War II, after the Netherlands fell to the German invasion, Dutch resistance exiles then met regularly at the pub which became their unofficial headquarters.

In 1959, it was renamed De Hems in honour of Papa De Hem.

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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE COVENT GARDEN AREA IN THE 1900s
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Covent Garden

From fruit and veg to Froo Tan Vetch

Covent Garden is a district in London on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St. Martin's Lane and Drury Lane.

It is associated with the former fruit and vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping and tourist site, and the Royal Opera House, which is also known as Covent Garden. The district is divided by the main thoroughfare of Long Acre, north of which is given over to independent shops centred on Neal's Yard and Seven Dials, while the south contains the central square with its street performers and most of the elegant buildings, theatres and entertainment facilities, including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and the London Transport Museum.

Though mainly fields until the 16th century, the area was briefly settled when it became the heart of the Anglo-Saxon trading town of Lundenwic. After the town was abandoned, part of the area was walled off by 1200 for use as arable land and orchards by Westminster Abbey, and was referred to as 'the garden of the Abbey and Convent'. The land, now called the Covent Garden, was seized by Henry VIII, and granted to the Earls of Bedford in 1552. The 4th Earl commissioned Inigo Jones to build some fine houses to attract wealthy tenants. Jones designed the Italianate arcaded square along with the church of St Paul's. The design of the square was new to London, and had a significant influence on modern town planning, acting as the prototype for the laying-out of new estates as London grew.

A small open-air fruit and vegetable market had developed on the south side of the fashionable square by 1654. Gradually, both the market and the surrounding area fell into disrepute, as taverns, theatres, coffee-houses and brothels opened up; the gentry moved away, and rakes, wits and playwrights moved in.

By the 18th century it had become a well-known red-light district, attracting notable prostitutes. An Act of Parliament was drawn up to control the area, and Charles Fowler's neo-classical building was erected in 1830 to cover and help organise the market. The area declined as a pleasure-ground as the market grew and further buildings were added: the Floral Hall, Charter Market, and in 1904 the Jubilee Market. By the end of the 1960s traffic congestion was causing problems, and in 1974 the market relocated to the New Covent Garden Market about three miles (5 km) south-west at Nine Elms. The central building re-opened as a shopping centre in 1980, and is now a tourist location containing cafes, pubs, small shops, and a craft market called the Apple Market, along with another market held in the Jubilee Hall.

Covent Garden tube station is a Grade II listed building and was opened by Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway on 11 April 1907, four months after services on the rest of the line began operating on 15 December 1906.

Like the rest of the original GNP&BR stations, the street level station building and platform tiling was designed by Leslie Green. The station building is a classic red 'Oxblood' building which has two elevations fronting onto the end of James Street and Long Acre. The platform wall was tiled with two shades of yellow and white tiling which formed geometric shapes along with three blank spaces to incorporate the station name. As part of TFL's investment programme, the ageing tiling dating back from the station's opening was replaced in 2010 in a like-for-like basis, retaining the look and feel of the platforms.

Covent Garden station is one of the few stations in Central London for which platform access is only by lift or stairs and often becomes congested due to the Covent Garden area's popularity with tourists. To control congestion on Saturday afternoons, when the surrounding shopping areas are at their busiest, the station was previously exit only to avoid the risk of dangerous overcrowding of the platforms, but following replacement of the lifts, this restriction has been lifted. There are four lifts which give access to street level, although a final flight of stairs from the lifts to the platforms means that the station is wheelchair inaccessible. Alternatively, there is an emergency spiral staircase of 193 steps (The equivalent to a 15 storey building). During the lift journey a recorded announcement is played asking passengers to have their tickets/passes ready as they exit the lifts and advising where to turn for Covent Garden's market.

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British Museum:   Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history.
Charing Cross:   Charing Cross denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London. It gives its name to several local landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station, one of the main London rail termini.
Children’s Hospital School at Gt Ormond Street and UCH:   Foundation special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 16.
Covent Garden:   From fruit and veg to Froo Tan Vetch
Ecole Jeannine Manuel:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 18.
Euston Square:   Euston Square is a London Underground station near Euston station, at the corner of Euston Road and Gower Street, just north of University College London.
Fashion Retail Academy:   Miscellaneous which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Fitzrovia:   Fitzrovia is the area lying to the west of Tottenham Court Road.
Garrick Yard:   Garrick Yard, together with the more familiar Garrick Street to the northeast of here, both took their names from the Garrick Club which commemorates the famous 18th century actor, David Garrick.
Goodge Street:   Goodge Street station on London Underground's Northern Line, opened on 22 June 1907.
Harris Westminster Sixth Form:   Free schools 16 to 19 (16 plus) which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 19.
Horse Hospital :   Built as stabling for cabby’s sick horses, The Horse Hospital is now a unique Grade II listed arts venue in Bloomsbury WC1
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Institute of Education:   Higher education institutions
Leicester Square:   Leicester Square, while indeed a square, is also the name for a tube station.
Les Cousins:   Les Cousins was a folk and blues club in the basement of a restaurant in Greek Street.
London Hippodrome:   The Hippodrome is a building on the corner of Cranbourn Street and Charing Cross Road.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine:   Higher education institutions
L’Escargot:   L’Escargot is one of London’s oldest restaurants.
Newman Arms:   The Newman Arms has been a Fitzrovia fixture for centuries.
Northumberland House:   Northumberland House was a large Jacobean townhouse in London, which was the London residence of the Percy family, who were the Dukes of Northumberland.
On This Day in London: 1 November:   The first day of November was an important day for two London notables: William Shakespeare and W.H. Smith
On This Day in London: 2 November:   Ally Pally’s TV role started on 2 November
Piccadilly Circus:   Piccadilly Circus was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopping street of Piccadilly. The circus lost its circular form in 1886 with the construction of Shaftesbury Avenue.
Piccadilly Theatre:   The Piccadilly Theatre is an Art Deco masterpiece in the West End.
Pickering Place, SW1Y:   Thought to be the smallest public open space in London, Pickering Place is perhaps most famous for being the location of the last public duel in England.
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art:   The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) is a drama school in London, England. It is one of the oldest drama schools in the United Kingdom, founded in 1904 by Herbert Beerbohm Tree.
Royal Opera House:   The foundation of the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden lies in the letters patent awarded by Charles II to Sir William Davenant in 1660, allowing Davenant to operate one of only two patent theatre companies (The Duke's Company) in London.
Royal Society:   The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine.
Royal Society:   The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine.
Scala Theatre:   Scala Theatre was a theatre in London, sited on Charlotte Street, off Tottenham Court Road. The first theatre on the site opened in 1772, and was demolished in 1969, after being destroyed by fire.
School of Oriental and African Studies:   Higher education institutions
Soho:   Soho is a world-famous area of the City of Westminster and part of the West End of London.
Soho Parish CofE Primary School:   Soho Parish Church of England School is a voluntary-aided primary which accepts pupils between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Giles:   St Giles is a district of London, at the southern tip of the London Borough of Camden.
St James's Park:   Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit St James's Park, the oldest of the capital's eight Royal Parks.
St James’s:   St James’s is an exclusive area in the West End of London.
St James’s Park:   
St Josephs Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St. James's Park:   St James's Park station is not only a station but London Underground HQ - otherwise known as 55 Broadway.
The Royal Ballet School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
Tottenham Court Road:   Tottenham Court Road runs from St Giles' Circus (the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road) north to Euston Road.
University College London:   University College London (UCL) is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London.
University College London:   Higher education institutions
University of London:   Higher education institutions
Warren Street:   Warren Street tube station is a London Underground station, located at the intersection of Tottenham Court Road and Euston Road. It is the nearest tube station to University College Hospital, being opposite the newly opened main building. It is also very close to Euston Square station.
West End Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Westminster:   Westminster - heart of government.
Westminster Abbey:   Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is one of the world’s greatest churches.
Westminster Abbey Choir School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 8 and 13.
Westminster School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 12 and 19.
Wyld’s Great Globe:   Wyld’s Great Globe was an attraction situated in Leicester Square between 1851 and 1862.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Buses outside the National Gallery:   Buses outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square (1927).
Fairyland:   During the period leading up to and during the First World War, 92 Tottenham Court Road was the location of a shooting range called Fairyland.
Parker Street looking east (1905):   Before being renamed to Matthew Parker Street, old Parker Street was a Westminster slum.
Queen's Arms (1890):   Photographed in 1890, the Queen's Arms - on the corner of Tottenham Street and Charlotte Street - lay in the heart of Fitzrovia.
Tottenham Court Road (1927):   The area through which Tottenham Court Road was built is mentioned in the Domesday Book as belonging to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral.
Wild Street (1902):   Wild Street, in the Covent Garden area, was on the edge of the Kingsway improvements which would utterly transform the area in the following years.


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Charles Ii Street, SW1Y · Charlotte Mews, W1T · Charlotte Place, W1T · Charlotte Street, W1T · Chenies Mews, WC1E · Chenies Street, WC1E · Ching Court, WC2H · Chitty Street, W1T · Chubb Court, SW20 · Church Place, SW1Y · Coach Road, NW1 · Cockspur Street, SW1Y · Colville Place, W1T · Compton Place, WC1H · Coptic Street, WC1A · Coram Street, WC1H · Coram Street, WC1N · Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2E · Covent Garden, WC2H · Coventry Street, W1D · Cranbourn Street, WC2H · Craven Passage, WC2N · Craven Street, WC2N · Crown Passage, SW1Y · Dacre Street, SW1H · Dalmeny Court, SW1Y · Dansey Place, W1D · Darblay Street, W1F · Dartmouth Street, SW1H · Darwin Walk, WC1E · Dean Farrar Street, SW1H · Dean Street, W1D · Deans Yard, SW1P · Denman Street, W1D · Denmark Place, WC2H · Denmark Street, WC2H · Derby Gate, SW1A · Downing Street, SW1A · Dryden Street, WC2E · Duck Island Cottage, SW1A · Duck Lane, W1F · Dudley Court, WC2H · Dufours Place, W1F · Duke Of York Street, SW1Y · Duke Street St James’s, SW1Y · Duke Street, SW1Y · Duncannon Street, WC2N · Dyott Street, WC1A · Eagle Place, SW1Y · Earlham Street, WC2H · East Street, TW8 · Eastcastle Street, W1T · Endell Street, WC2H · Endsleigh Place, WC1H · Endsleigh Street, WC1H · Evelyn Yard, W1T · Excel Court, WC2H · Exeter Street, WC2E · Falconberg Court, W1D · First Floor, W1T · Fitzroy Street, W1T · Flaxman Court, W1F · Flichcroft Street, WC2H · Flitcroft Street, WC2H · Floral Street, WC2E · Frith Street, W1D · Garrick Street, WC2E · Germyn Street, SW1Y · Gerrard Place, W1D · Gerrard Street, W1D · Gilbert Place, WC1A · Glasshouse Street, W1B · Golden Square, W1F · Goodge Place, W1T · Goodge Street, W1T · Gordon Mansions, WC1E · Gordon Square, WC1H · Gordon Street, WC1H · Goslett Yard, W1D · Goslett Yard, WC2H · Gower Court, WC1E · Gower Place, WC1E · Gower Street, WC1E · Grafton Way, WC1E · Grape Street, WC2H · Great Chapel Street, W1F · Great Court, WC1B · Great George Street, SW1P · Great Newport Street, WC2H · Great Pulteney Street, W1F · Great Queen Street, WC2B · Great Russell Street, W1T · Great Russell Street, WC1A · Great Russell Street, WC1B · Great Scotland Yard, SW1A · Great Smith Street, SW1P · Great Windmill Street, W1F · Greek Court, WC2H · Greek Street, W1D · Greens Court, W1F · Gresse Street, W1T · Guilford Street, WC1B · Ham Yard, W1D · Hanover Place, WC2E · Hanway Place, W1T · Hanway Street, W1T · Haymarket, SW1Y · Henrietta Street, WC2E · Herbrand Street, WC1N · Hobhouse Court, WC2H · Holland Street, W1F · Hollen Street, W1F · Hop Gardens, WC2N · Hopkins Street, W1F · Horse and Dolphin Yard, W1D · Horse Guards Avenue, SW1A · Horse Guards Parade, SW1A · Horse Guards Road, SW1A · Howland Street, W1T · Huntley Street, WC1E · Hyde Park, SW1A · Ingestre Court, W1F · Ingestre Place, W1F · Irving Street, WC2H · James Street, WC2E · Jermyn Street, SW1A · Jermyn Street, SW1Y · John Street, SE11 · Jubilee Hall Jubilee Market, WC2E · Jubilee Market Hall Tavistock Court, WC2E · Jubilee Market, WC2E · Kemp’s Court, W1F · Kenton Street, WC1N · Keppel Street, WC1E · King Charles Street, SW1A · King Street, SW1Y · King Street, WC2E · Kinnaird House, SW1Y · Langley Court, WC2E · Langley Street, WC2H · Leicester Place, WC2H · Leicester Square, WC2H · Leicester Street, WC2H · Lexington Street Cos, W1F · Lexington Street, W1F · Lisle Street, WC2H · Litchfield Street, WC2H · Little Deans Yard, SW1P · Little George Street, SW1P · Little Guildford Street · Little Newport Street, WC2H · Little Russel Street, WC1A · Little Russell Street, WC1A · Livonia Street, W1F · London Pavilion, W1J · Long Acre, WC2E · Lower James Street, W1F · Lower John Street, W1F · Lower Regent Street, SW1Y · Lowndes Court, W1F · Macclesfield Street, W1D · Macklin Street, WC2B · Maiden Lane, WC2E · Malet Place, WC1E · Malet Street, WC1E · Manette Street, W1D · Maple Leaf Walk, SW11 · Maple Street, W1T · Marchmont Street, WC1N · Marlborough Road, SW1A · Marshall Street, W1F · Marylebone Passage, W1W · Masons Yard, SW1Y · Matthew Parker Street, SW1H · May’s Court, WC2N · Meard Street, W1F · Mercer Street, WC2H · Midford Place, W1T · Monmouth Street, WC2H · Montague Place, WC1E · Montague Street, WC1B · Moor Street, W1D · Mortimer Market, W1T · Mortimer Street, W1T · Morwell Street, WC1B · Museum Street, WC1A · Neal Street, WC2H · Neals Yard, WC2H · New Compton Street, WC2H · New Oxford Street, WC2H · New Row, WC2N · New Zealand House, SW1Y · Newman Passage, W1T · Newman Street, W1T · Newport Court, WC2H · Newport Place, W1D · Noel Street, W1F · Norman Shaw Building North, SW1A · Norris Street, SW1Y · North Cloisters, WC1E · North Crescent, WC1E · North Cresent, WC1E · Northumberland Avenue, SW1A · Northumberland Avenue, WC2N · Northumberland Street, WC2N · Nottingham Court, WC2H · Oblique Museum Mansions, WC1B · Odhams Walk, WC2H · Old Compton Street, W1D · Old Queen Street, SW1H · Orange Street, SW1Y · Orange Street, WC2H · Ormond Yard, SW1Y · Oxendon Street, W1D · Oxford Street, W1D · Oxford Street, W1F · Pall Mall East, SW1Y · Pall Mall, SW1Y · Palmer Street, SW1H · Panton Street, W1D · Parker Mews, WC2B · Parker Street, WC2B · Parliament Square, SW1A · Parliament Square, SW1P · Parliament Street, SW1A · Peabody Buildings, WC1N · Percy Street, W1T · Peter Street, W1F · Petty France, SW1H · Phoenix Street, WC2H · Piccadilly Circus, W1B · Piccadilly Circus, W1J · Piccadilly Place, W1J · Piccadilly, SW1Y · Piccadilly, W1A · Pickering Place, SW1A · Pied Bull Yard, WC1A · Plymouth Devonport Constituency, SW1A · Poland Street, W1F · Portland Mews, W1F · Post Office Way, SW1P · Princes Arcade, SW1Y · Queen Anne’s Gate, SW1H · Queen Annes Gate Buildings, SW1H · Queen Annes Gate, SW1H · Queen’s Yard, W1T · Queens Gardens, SW1A · Rathbone Place, W1T · Rathbone Place, WC1H · Rathbone Street, W1T · Richmond Buildings, W1D · Richmond House Whitehall, SW1A · Richmond Mews, W1D · Richmond Terrace, SW1A · Ridgmount Gardens, WC1E · Ridgmount Street, WC1E · Rochford Southend East, SW1A · Romilly Street, W1D · Rose and Crown Yard, SW1Y · Rose Street, WC2E · Royal Opera Arcade, SW1Y · Royalty Mews, W1D · Rupert Court, W1D · Rupert Street, W1D · Russell Chambers, WC2E · Russell Court, WC1H · Russell Square House, WC1B · Russell Square, WC1B · Russell Square, WC1B · Russell Square, WC1H · Russell Street, WC2B · Russell Street, WC2E · Sackville Street, W1S · Saint Giles High Street, WC2H · Saint James’s Square, SW1Y · Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2N · Saint Martin’s Court, WC2H · Saint Martin’s Place, WC2N · Sandringham Court, W1F · Scala Street, W1T · Seven Dials Court, WC2H · Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D · Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H · Shelton Street, WC2B · Shelton Street, WC2H · Sheraton Street, W1F · Sherwood Street, W1F · Shorts Gardens, WC2H · Silver Place, W1F · Slingsby Place, WC2E · Smiths Court, W1D · Soho Square, W1D · Soho Square, WC1A · Soho Street, W1D · Sounding Alley, E3 · South Cloisters, WC1H · Southampton Street, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2R · Spring Gardens, SW1A · St Albans Street, SW1Y · St Anne’s Court, W1F · St Giles High Street, WC2H · St James Square, SW1Y · St Jamess Chambers, SW1Y · St Jamess Market, SW1Y · St Jamess Park, SW1A · St Jamess Square, SW1Y · St Margaret Street, SW1A · St Margarets Street, SW1A · St Margarets Street, SW1P · St Martins Court, WC2N · St Martins Lane, WC2H · St Martins Lane, WC2N · St Martins Place, WC2H · St Martins Place, WC2N · St Martins Street, WC2H · St. Ermin’s Hill, SW1H · St. Margaret Street, SW1P · Stacey Street, WC2H · Stedham Place, WC1A · Stephen Mews, W1T · Stephen Street, W1T · Store Street, WC1E · Storeys Gate, SW1H · Storeys Gate, SW1P · Streatham Street, WC1A · Stukeley Street, WC2B · Suffolk Place, SE2 · Suffolk Place, SW1Y · Suffolk Street, SW1Y · Sutton Row, W1D · Swallow Street, W1B · Tavistock House North, WC1H · Tavistock Place, WC1N · Tavistock Square, WC1H · Tavistock Street, WC2E · Taviton Street, WC1H · The Gallery, E20 · The London Pavillion, W1J · The Mall, SW1Y · The Market Piazza, WC2E · The Market The Piazza, WC2E · The Market, WC2E · The National Gallery, WC2N · The Piazza, WC2E · The Sanctuary, SW1P · The Terrace, SW1P · Third Floor, WC1E · Thomas Neal Centre, WC2H · Thomas Neal’s shopping centre, WC2H · Thornhaugh Street, WC1B · Thornhaugh Street, WC1H · Tisbury Court, W1D · Tolmers Square, NW1 · Torrington Place, WC1E · Torrington Square, WC1H · Tothill Street, SW1H · Tottenham Court Road, W1T · Tottenham Mews, W1T · Tottenham Street, W1T · Tower Court, WC2H · Tower Street, WC2H · Townsend House, W1D · Trafalgar Square, SW1Y · University Street, WC1E · Upper James Street, W1F · Upper John Street, W1F · Upper Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martin’s Lane, WC2H · Upper St Martins Lane, WC2H · Vandon Street, SW1H · Victoria Street, SW1H · Walker’s Court, W1F · Walkers Court, W1F · Wardour Mews, W1F · Wardour Street, W1D · Wardour Street, W1F · Warwick House Street, SW1Y · Warwick Street, W1B · Waterloo Place, SW1Y · Wedgewood Mews, W1D · Wedgwood Mews, W1D · Wellington Street, WC2E · Wellington Terrace, W2 · Wells Mews, W1T · Wells Street, W1D · Wells Street, W1T · West Central Street, WC1A · West Street, WC2H · Westminster Central Hall, SW1H · Westminster, SW1A · Whitcomb Street, WC2H · Whitehall Court, SW1A · Whitehall Gardens, SW1A · Whitehall Place, SW1A · Whitehall, SW1A · Whitfield Street, W1T · Wild Street, WC2B · Wilder Walk, W1B · William IV Street, WC2N · Willoughby Street, WC1B · Windmill Street, W1T · Winnett Street, W1D · Witley Court, WC1N · Woburn Place, WC1B · Woburn Place, WC1H · Woburn Square, WC1H · York Place, WC2N ·
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