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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

Edward Leeson died here



Edward Leeson died here

This is the PC World where author Edward Leeson died.

Location: PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip, UB5 6GR

Description: The eccentric local author Edward Leeson died from a heart attack in this electrical store on 2nd August 2011.

The author of a Dusty Springfield biography and The Bedside Thomas Hardy guide plus anthologies of poetry, was also quite eccentric.

He made a name for himself by bombarding Downing Street with Freedom of Information requests demanding to know if Cherie Blair murdered a cat.

He was very private and reclusive and had lived in Ealing all his life. After his death the local MP and friend of Mr Leeson, Stephen Pound, advertised for anyone with any knowledge of Leeson's family. His sister was located in Lowestoft 10 days later allegedly furious with Mr Pound's public intereference.

Mr Leeson was also a trustee of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

A neighbour said: It's such a shame he had such a public death because he was so private.

The writer was born in Perivale on June 2, 1947, and spent his early years in Hanwell. The family moved to Northolt when he won a scholarship to Greenford Grammar School, where he served as head boy.

After school he joined Macmillan publishing before becoming a freelance book editor for 40 years.

His sister said When Sam Wanamaker wanted to build the Globe, Edward supported them, in the flagstones there's a stone with his name on it. He got involved because that was his life, the literary world, he loved Shakespeare.


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