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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London
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.