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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th January 1985 Irish Steptoe actor Wilfrid Brambell died of cancer in Westminster, London aged 72.go to related location

18th January 1973 Born today: Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)

18th January 1950 Christopher Fry's Venus Observed, premieres in London

18th January 1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum

The Aeronaut of Holloway



The Aeronaut of Holloway

The splendid tomb to the pioneering Aeronauts of Holloway.

Location: Highgate Cemetary East, Swain's Lane

Description: This is the Grade II listed tomb of Charles Green Spencer, and a tribute to the aeronaut's of Holloway, who pioneered balloon flight from North London.

It is the tomb of Charles Green (1785-1870) who broke the record balloon flight from Vauxhall Gardens to Nassau in Germany, in 1936. It lasted for 70 years!

The memorial though is to Charles Green Spencer, son of one of Green's assistants, who was inspired by his namesake that he founded a hot-air balloon company.


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The Aeronaut of Holloway

The splendid tomb to the pioneering Aeronauts of Holloway.


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