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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London
Sir Robert Wigram lived here
Shipowner and MP, Sir Robert Wigram lived here.
Location: Walthamstow House, London, E17
Description: Sir Robert Wigram M.P. (1744-1830), shipowner, merchant and former East India Company surgeon lived here. He had 23 children, many of who died before adulthood.
He launched a shipped he named 'The Walthamstow'.
Since 1951 it has been a Grade II listed building.
Tagged in this Tour: Historic Walthamstow Tour