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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th September 1989 Musical Miss Saigon, premieres in London
20th September 1938 Emlyn Williams' Corn is Green, premieres in London
20th September 1721 Irish actor Thomas Doggett, founder of the Doggett's Coat and Badge boat race, died 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