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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th December 1983 Bomb attack on Harrod's war house in London, 5 killed, 94 injured

17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals

17th December 1936 Born today: Tommy Steele, London, singer/actor ( a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow)

17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)

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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