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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th May 1959 Johnson and Bart's musical Lock up your daughters, premieres in London

28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)

28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)

28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London

28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)

28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.

Ernest Shackleton lived here



Ernest Shackleton lived here

The great Antarctic Explorer lived here for a time.

Location: Aberdeen House, 12 Westwood Hill, Sydenham, Lond

Description: Sir Ernest Shackleton the Antarctic Explorer (1874-1922) lived here in the 1880s and was one of Sydenham's best-known residents.

Ernest was knighted for the achievements of the British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) under his command, but he is now chiefly remembered for his Antarctic expedition of 1914-1916 in the ship Endurance, which is colloquially known as Shackleton's Expedition.

Aberdeen House on Westwood Hill, was the boyhood home of Ernest Shackleton. His father Henry Shackleton was an unsuccessful Anglo-Irish farmer from County Kildare. Henry retrained as a family doctor and moved to Croydon in 1884. Six months later he, and his young family, moved and settled in Sydenham at Aberdeen House. They were not poor, but money was always a hard restraint on the lives of both Henry & Ernest.

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Ernest Shackleton lived here

The great Antarctic Explorer lived here for a time.


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