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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th May 1981 Dixon of Dock Green actor Jack Warner died in London aged 85.

24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)

24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London

24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.

24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London

24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.

24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.go to related location

Champagne Charlie lived here



Champagne Charlie lived here

Champagne 'Moet' Charlie lived and died here.

Location: 136 Englefield Road, Islington, London, N1 3LQ

Description: Joe Sanders (18421884), better known as George Leybourne, was an English music hall performer nicknamed Champagne Charlie. He is best-remembered as the lyricist for The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze.

He lived and died here in this house.

In 1866, Leybourne began his career of making celebrity endorsements for Champagne. The Champagne maker Moet commissioned him to write and perform songs extolling the virtues of Champagne, especially as a reflection of taste, affluence, and the good life. He also agreed to drink nothing but Champagne in public. His efforts did much to establish Champagne as an important element in conspicuous consumption.


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Champagne Charlie lived here

Champagne 'Moet' Charlie lived and died here.


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