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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
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.