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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.
25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.
25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)
25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.
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