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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th June 1982 Roberto 'Gods Banker' Calvi, is found dead, hanged under Blackfriars Bridge in London.go to related location

19th June 1975 Missing Lord Lucan murdered the 29-year-old nanny of his three young children, an inquest jury in Westminster decided.

19th June 1973 Rocky Horror Picture Show, stage production opens in London

19th June 1966 RW Hardy photographs staircase at Queen's House, Greenwich, later finds ghostly figures on pics.go to related location

19th June 1964 Mayor of London Boris Johnson born in New York City.

19th June 1942 Born today: Neil Chalmers, director (National History Museum, London)

19th June 1925 Comedian Charlie Drake was born in Elephant and Castle, London.

19th June 1921 Born today: Allan Davis, Mayor of London

19th June 1890 Born today: Barbara Everest, London England, actress (Fatal Witness, Inquest)

19th June 1829 Sir Robert Peel founded the London Metropolitan Police (Bobbies).

William Morris' Georgian Retreat



William Morris' Georgian Retreat

Home to William Morris and a gorgeous Georgian brick mansion

Location: 26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, W6 9TA

Description: Kelmscott House was the home of William Morris (he was English artist, writer, and socialist) from 1878 - 96 and is close to the premises of his Kelmscott Press.

The House is a Georgian brick mansion overlooking the River Thames. Nearby, Morris began his adventure in printing with his private press, the Kelmscott Press, which he started in 1891 at 16 Upper Mall, Hammersmith.

Kelmscott House itself is a private house and not open to the public. The basement and coach house, which serve as headquarters for the William Morris Society, are open to the public by prior arrangement.

The entrance is down the steps leading from the driveway - but make sure you check the website for viewings.


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William Morris' Georgian Retreat

Home to William Morris and a gorgeous Georgian brick mansion


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