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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th October 1979 Beatlemania opens in London

18th October 1960 In Britain, News Chronicle and Daily Mail merge, and London Evening Star merges with Evening News

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Blood donation founder's house



Blood donation founder's house

Founder of blood donation service Percy Lane Oliver lived here.

Location: 5 Colyton Road, London

Description: Percy Lane Oliver (1878-1944), founder of the first voluntary blood donor service, lived and worked here.

He was born at St Ives, Cornwall, the son of parents Edward & Jane Oliver who moved to Peckham in the early 1880s where his father was a schoolmaster.

He was a founder member of the Camberwell Division of the Red Cross, and started the first blood donor panel in 1921. By the outbreak of World War II he had created a blood transfusion network covering the whole of the United Kingdom.


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Blood donation founder's house

Founder of blood donation service Percy Lane Oliver lived here.


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