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American Tour of London
American Tour of London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th May 1959 Johnson and Bart's musical Lock up your daughters, premieres in London

28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)

28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)

28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London

28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)

28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.

Dickens 1st Love lived here



Dickens 1st Love lived here

This was the home of Charles Dicken's first love, Maria Beadnell

Location: 1 Lombard Street, London, EC3V 9AA

Description: It was here that Maria Beadnell (1811-86) lived with her family. She was Charles Dickens' first live, and he was smitten with her for four years to the point where it's rumoured she had agreed to a clandestine engagement.

Her family sent her away to finishing school in France to get her away from him, and she returned a lot less keen on Dickens. Mr. Beadnell was a banker. He felt that Charles was too young and lacking in prospects to be considered a serious suitor.

He continued to pine for her and even stalked her for a while after the relationship was finished.

It's thought that the youthful Maria later inspired the character of Dora in David Copperfield.

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Dickens 1st Love lived here

This was the home of Charles Dicken's first love, Maria Beadnell


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