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The Rolling Stones London Tour
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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.

William Morris' House & Gallery



William Morris' House & Gallery

William 'Wallpaper' Morris's home turned gallery.

Location: Lloyd Park, Forest Road, London, E17 4PP

Description: William Morris, Designer, Craftsman, Writer and Socialist, lived and worked here between 1848 to 1856, in this former Water House, a substantial Georgian dwelling of about 1750 which is set in its own extensive grounds (now Lloyd Park).

Now it is The William Morris Gallery - the only public museum devoted to this country's best known and most versatile designer, with internationally important collections illustrating Morris's life, achievements and influence.

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