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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th October 1946 Born today: Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)
17th October 1934 Fulham footballing legend Johnny Haynes born in Kentish Town.
17th October 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
17th October 1814 Meux Brewery disaster at Tottenham Court Road kills 7: drowned by beer.
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.