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23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London

23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.

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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