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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
WG Grace's Day Job
This is where WG Grace practised as a doctor.
Location: 7 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, London
Description: This is where legendary beardie England cricketer Dr William Gilbert Grace worked after he moved to Sydenham when the Crystal Palace Company invited him to found the London County Cricket Club.
He practised here as a doctor but most of his time was dedicated to cricket and bowls.