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The London Riots Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd August 1946 Legendary The Who drummer Keith Moon was born in Wembley, London.

23rd August 1940 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London

23rd August 1933 First televised boxing match took place in London, between Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri.

23rd August 1905 Born today: Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)

23rd August 1617 1st one-way streets open (London)

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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