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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th January 1986 The Wapping dispute begins with 6,000 newspaper workers going on strike after protracted negotiation with their employers, News International breaks down.

24th January 1958 Squeeze pianist & TV presenter Jools Holland was born in Blackheath, London.

24th January 1664 Born today: John Vanbrugh, London, dramatist/architect (baptized)

The Samuel Gurney Memorial



The Samuel Gurney Memorial

Long forgotten philanthropist Samuel Gurney's memorial is here.

Location: Broadway, Stratford, London

Description: Samuel Gurney (1786-1856) was a local long time resident and a prominent and influential Quaker.

He supported his sister Elizabeth Fry in her work to improve prison conditions and played an important role in securing the emancipation of black slaves. He campaigned long and hard in his philanthropic work and also campaigned to abolish the death penalty.

The obelisk and grey granite memorial here states: In Rememberance of Samuel Gurney who died the 5th June 1856. Erected by his fellow parishioners and friends 1861. When the ear heard him it then blessed him.


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The Samuel Gurney Memorial

Long forgotten philanthropist Samuel Gurney's memorial is here.


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