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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th October 1960 In Britain, News Chronicle and Daily Mail merge, and London Evening Star merges with Evening News
18th October 1950 Born today: Sheila White, London England, actress (I Claudius)
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