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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th June 1919 Born today: Bruce Gordon, London England, actor (Frank Nitti-Untouchables)

20th June 1837 Queen Victoria receives the news from the Archbishop of Canterbury that her uncle William IV had died and she was now queen.

Hanged Ruth Ellis lived here



Hanged Ruth Ellis lived here

Ruth Ellis, the last woman executed in Britain, lived here.

Location: 44 Egerton Gardens, Ealing, London, W13 8HQ

Description: The infamous Ruth Ellis lived in a bedsit here at 44 Egerton Gardens and managed a members only drinking club called The Little Club in nearby 37 Brompton Road.

Ellis, aged 28 years, was executed at Holloway Prison on 13 July 1955 for shooting dead her former lover David Blakely.

The hanging of Ellis produced a shift in public opinion against hanging - the hanging of women at any rate.

She was the last woman executed in Britain and capital punishment itself was suspended in 1965.

The case was the subject of the film, Dance with a Stranger starring Miranda Richardson and Rupert Everett.


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Hanged Ruth Ellis lived here

Ruth Ellis, the last woman executed in Britain, lived here.


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Egerton Gardens isnt in Ealing, its in Kensington (Mitzi)
Posted by Mitzi on 2013-03-04
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