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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
WH Smith lived here
Bookseller and MP WH Smith lived here.
Location: 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
Description: Every high street and station or terminal has one, a WH Smith, the retail king of stationery and newspapers.
William Henry Smith was not just a retail pioneer, but also a very high profile MP and twice was the Secretary of State for War. He later became the Leader of the House of Commons.
Smith (1825-1891) lived here in this unusual and grand white facade mansion.