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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.
7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London
7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.
7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.
Kate's Great Grandfather
Kate Middleton's grandfather worked here as a solicitor.
Location: 13 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
Description: This is where Richard Noel Middleton, Kate Middleton's paternal great-grandfather was listed as working as a solicitor.
At the time however this address was a private member's club - The Albemarle Club. Perhaps he used this address and practised from his main office in Leeds.
Kate's family on her mother's side come from working-class roots in Yorkshire and the Durham coalfields, her father's family background amid the mercantile wealth of Leeds.
The Albemarle Club relocated before the 2nd world war, and now the site is a restaurant.