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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th May 1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled

26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.

26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London

26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London

26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.

26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)

26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.go to related location

1st petrol car was built here



1st petrol car was built here

The UK's first petrol driven car was built here in 1894.

Location: 1 Connaught Road, Walthamstow, London

Description: Great Britain's first petrol driven motor car was built in a small workshop at the rear of 1 Connaught Road by Frederick Bremer and Tom Bates, in 1894. Work on the vehicle began in 1892 and went through several designs before being launched onto the streets of Walthamstow in 1894. The car, a mixture of ideas lifted from bicycles, demonstrated Bremer's ingenuity but did not contribute to the further development of the motor car.

In 1931 Frederick Bremer donated the car to the Vestry House Museum where it can be seen today.

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1st petrol car was built here

The UK's first petrol driven car was built here in 1894.


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