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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th October 1946 Born today: Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)
17th October 1934 Fulham footballing legend Johnny Haynes born in Kentish Town.
17th October 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
17th October 1814 Meux Brewery disaster at Tottenham Court Road kills 7: drowned by beer.
William Morris tutored here
The place where the young William Morris was tutored.
Location: Hoe Street, Walthamstow
Description: This is where the Reverend F.B.Guy lived and where he privately tutored the young William Morris prior to his term at Oxford in 1851. They remained friends thereafter, and Morris later designed a new banner for Forest School which was presented to the headmaster in 1879, and which is still on display at the south end of the dining hall there.
Tagged in this Tour: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood