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The London Riots Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th August 1999 Jef Smith, a Freeman of the City of London, drove a herd of two sheep across Tower Bridge.

19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London

19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London

19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.go to related location

19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

The First Fatal Road Accident



The First Fatal Road Accident

The scene of the first ever fatal car crash in Great Britain.

Location: Grove Hill, Harrow, HA1

Description: This is the site of the first ever recorded motor accident in Great Britain that involved the death of the car driver.

The driver involved in the crash was 31-year-old engineer Edwin Sewell, driving a 6HP Daimler. A rear wheel collapsed after breaking its rim and the car hit a sturdy brick wall. Sewell was killed immediately when he and his passenger, a Major Richer, were thrown from the vehicle. Richer died three days later in hospital.

A roadside plaque was unveiled here by Alderman Charles Stenhouse to commemorate this depressing event on 25 February 1969.


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The First Fatal Road Accident

The scene of the first ever fatal car crash in Great Britain.


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