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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th January 1983 Singer Billy Fury died in hospital in Paddington after collapsing at home in Wales.
28th January 1951 La Vie Commence Demain, which depicted artificial insemination and is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
28th January 1833 Born today: Charles George Gordon, London, general (China, Khartoum)
28th January 1807 German inventor Frederick Winsor lit the first gas lights.
Home of WB Adams railway pioneer
Sunnybank home to railway pioneer William Bridges Adams.
Location: 9 Woodbury Hill, Loughton, Essex
Description: William Bridges Adams (1797-1872), railway pioneer who invented the railway fishplate and in someplaces credited with the original idea for the Crystal Palace; lived here.
He was married to Sarah Flower Adams (1805-1848) the famous hymn writer (or hymnodist!) who wrote Nearer My God to Thee (pictured).
The Sunnybank house was designed by famous architect James Cubitt in 1889 but now divided into 2 houses. There was an earlier house here dating from 1715.