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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

12th November 1945 Born today: Valerie Leon, London England, actress (Blood from Mummy's Tomb)

12th November 1931 Sibelius/Ashton's ballet Lady of Shalott, premieres in London

12th November 1919 Ross and Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia

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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