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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd May 1968 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road.go to related location

23rd May 1951 Peter Ustinov's Love of Four Colonels, premieres in London

23rd May 1933 Born today: Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)

23rd May 1890 Born today: Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)

23rd May 1701 William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock.go to related location

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's House



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.


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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's House

This is where Hiawatha was born.


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