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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

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21st January 1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46

21st January 1944 447 German bombers attack London

21st January 1929 Robert Sherriff's Journey's End, premieres in London

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21st January 1670 Claude Duval, the Gentleman Highwayman, was hanged at Tyburn.

Whipps Cross Hospital



Whipps Cross Hospital

This is where David Beckham and Jonathan Ross were born.

Location: Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 1NR

Description: Whipps Cross University Hospital is an NHS-run University Hospital in north east Leytonstone, London, which housed London's first Hyperbaric Unit.

The hospital is geographically close to the site of the 2012 Olympics, has one of the largest and busiest A&E departments in the UK and serves a diverse community from Wanstead, Chigwell, Walthamstow and Leyton.

An infirmary was built here at Whipps Cross for the Leytonstone Workhouse, construction started in 1900 and was completed in 1903. When it opened the infirmary provided 672 beds in 24 wards in four awe-inspiring symmetrical blocks with tiered covered walkways and two massive towers. The buildings cost 186,000 to construct, which was criticised as extravagant at the time.

By the end of World War I in 1918 the infirmary had started to become a general hospital and the name was changed to Whipps Cross Hospital.

Notable people born here include David Beckham, Graham Gooch, Jonathan Ross, Richard Ayoade, Rita Simons and Adam White.

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Whipps Cross Hospital

This is where David Beckham and Jonathan Ross were born.


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I am trying to find when West Ham Borough Council took over responsibility of running the hospital from the Poor Law Authority. Help please? (Leslie Fenn)
Posted by Leslie Fenn on 2009-09-30
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