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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.
22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)
22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's House
This is where Hiawatha was born.
Location: 30 Dagnall Park, South Norwood, Croydon
Description: This is the house where author, poet, and composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) lived being 1898 and 1901 with his family.
The blue plaque was added to the front in 1975 stating Composer of the Song of Hiawatha lived here. It was indded here where he composed the bulk of Hiawatha's Wedding Feast - his defining work.
His married Jessie Walmisley while in this house in 1899, and their son Hiawatha was born here in October 1900.
By this point the four-part The Song of Hiawatha had received tremendous praise and been performed at the Albert Hall that March. Hiawatha's Wedding Feast (1898) was then followed by Hiawatha's Departure (1899), an overture, and then finally The Death of Minnehaha.