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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London

23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.

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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