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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th April 1993 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1

24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)

24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)

24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).

24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.

Acid Murderer worked here



Acid Murderer worked here

The Vampire of Kensington John Haigh worked here in the 1940's.

Location: 79 Gloucester Road, Kensington, London, SW7 4PG

Description: The acid bath murderer, John George Haigh, lived at the Onslow Court Hotel in Brompton Road, SW3 and worked here at 79 Gloucester Road.

In 1944 he shot a young acquaintance called Donald McSwann. Ten months later he also killed both of McSwann’s parents who were enquiring about their son. All the bodies were dissolved in baths of acid at Gloucester Road. Haigh sold his victims’ belongings.

Later, he murdered a wealthy widow, 69 year-old Olive Durand-Deacon, and strangely he went to the police to report her disappearance. But when the police investigated it they found the trail led directly to Haigh.

He confessed to six murders and claimed to have drunk the blood of some of his victims, leading the press to dub him the Vampire of Kensington.

He was hanged in 1949.

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Acid Murderer worked here

The Vampire of Kensington John Haigh worked here in the 1940's.


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This is very true but he was also convicted of fraud and had a child with his ex-wife Beatrice. (Leighona)
Posted by Leighona on 2009-08-02
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