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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th April 1993 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1

24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)

24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)

24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).

24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.

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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