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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
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