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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd May 1951 Peter Ustinov's Love of Four Colonels, premieres in London
23rd May 1933 Born today: Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)
23rd May 1890 Born today: Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)
23rd May 1701 William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock.
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.