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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd August 1945 Noel Coward's revue Sigh no More, premieres in London.

22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)

22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.go to related location

22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)

22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies

22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.go to related location

Charles Bravo Murder



Charles Bravo Murder

Here in 1876 Charles Bravo was poisoned and died.

Location: The Priory, 225 Bedford Hill, Balham, London., SW12 9HU

Description: On April 21st, 1876, a British lawyer, Charles Bravo, a newly-wed with many enemies, died from antimony poisoning.

The case was never solved, but his wife Florence was one of the main suspects. And there were plenty of suspects.

It was a much celebrated and unsolved case spawning lots of tabloid speculation and books in the age of the Ripper.


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Charles Bravo Murder

Here in 1876 Charles Bravo was poisoned and died.


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The Priory is now divided into upscale condominiums for sale. (Cindy)
Posted by Cindy on 2007-06-13
Charles Bravo accidentally killed himself - he meant to take Epsom Salts but took antimony instead by mistake. (Philip Gelding)
Posted by Philip Gelding on 2006-11-03
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