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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London

23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.

Cliveden and the Profumo Affair



Cliveden and the Profumo Affair

Here it was that Christine Keeler met John Profumo.

Location: Taplow, Maidenhead, SL6 0JA

Description: Here set high on cliffs overlooking the Thames, Cliveden was the home of Waldorf and Nancy Astor and a hub of political and literary society in the early part of the 20th century.

Later it was caught up in the Profumo affair as it was here in 1963 that Christine Keeler met John Profumo, Secretary of State for War and the following sequence of events ended Profumo's political career and gravely weakened the Macmillan government.

Among Nancy's distinguished acquaintances were President Roosevelt, George Bernard Shaw, Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin, all of whom stayed at the House.

Today the house is let as a private hotel, part of which is open to National Trust visitors on Thursday and Sunday afternoons.

There are stunning formal gardens including the water garden, the parterre, the secret garden, the long garden with its topiary and fascinating statuary.

The wider estate has extensive woodland and riverside walks.


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Cliveden and the Profumo Affair

Here it was that Christine Keeler met John Profumo.


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