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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.

16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)

16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.

16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)

16th October 1925 Born today: Angela Lansbury, London England, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote)

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

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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