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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th January 1977 The Clash sign their first record deal with CBS Records.

25th January 1958 Born today: Gary Brian Tibbs, London, rock bassist (Adam and The Ants, Roxy Music)

25th January 1919 Born today: Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society of London)

25th January 1882 Born today: Virginia [Adeline] Woolf, London, author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse)

25th January 1540 Born today: Edmund Campion, London, saint/Jesuit martyr (Decem Rationes)

Lawrence of Arabia's Land



Lawrence of Arabia's Land

The land that Lawrence of Arabia owned and camped on.

Location: Pole Hill, Chingford

Description: Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, or Lawrence of Arabia, was a famous writer, scholar and soldier. He owned 18 acres of land here until he gave it to the council to protect. He frequently camped here with his friend Vyvyan Richards, a teacher at Bancroft's School who lived in a hut here called Cloisters.

Together they planned to build a house on the site and print fine books.

He died in 1935 aged just 46 in a motorcycle accident in Dorset.


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Lawrence of Arabia's Land

The land that Lawrence of Arabia owned and camped on.


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