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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.

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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