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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th May 1958 Premiere of Harold Pinter's Birthday Party, in London

19th May 1957 Born today: Sophia Crawford, London England, actress (Power Rangers)

19th May 1945 The Who guitarist Pete Townshend was born in Chiswick, London.

19th May 1939 Born today: James Fox, London England, actor (Greystoke)

19th May 1931 Actor Trevor Peacock, Vicar of Dibley, was born in London.

19th May 1536 Queen Anne Boleyn is executed on Tower Hill, London.

Merrick of Mile End



Merrick of Mile End

Joseph Merrick was exhibited here in the back of an empty shop

Location: Mile End Road, E14

Description: Joseph Carey Merrick (5 August 186211 April 1890), known as The Elephant Man, gained the sympathy of Victorian era Britain because of the extreme deformity of his body.

Joseph was unemployable for the better part of his life. On August 29, 1884, he took a job as a sideshow attraction where he was treated decently and made a large sum for the time.

At one point during his sideshow career, Merrick was exhibited in the back of an empty shop on Mile End Road in London, where he was seen by the physician Frederick Treves.

Merrick's preserved skeleton was previously on display at the Royal London Hospital. While his remains can no longer be seen by the public, there is a small museum mostly centred around his life and has a few items from his past.


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Merrick of Mile End

Joseph Merrick was exhibited here in the back of an empty shop


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The Elephant Man lived hereThe Elephant Man lived here
Joesph Merrick, cruelly dubbed the Elephant man lived here.
2006-02-23

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