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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th July 1975 TV Presenter Konnie Huq was born in Hammersmith.

17th July 1968 Beatle's animated film Yellow Submarine premieres in London

17th July 1965 Born today: Alex Winter, London England, actor (Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure)

17th July 1958 Peter Shaffer's Five Finger Exercise, premieres in London

17th July 1949 Born today: Mick Tucker, London, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden)

17th July 1947 Born today: Camilla Parker-Bowles, London England, Prince Charles' wife.

17th July 1909 Born today: Hardy Amies, London England, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II)

17th July 1894 Born today: Mary Clare, London England, actress (Evil Mind, Young and Innocent)

17th July 1717 George Frideric Handel's The Water Music premiered when King George I requested a concert on a barge on the River Thames.

Voisin Murdered Mme Gerard



Voisin Murdered Mme Gerard

The location of Voisin's murder of Miss Gerard in 1917.

Location: 101 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QB

Description: Louis Voisin, a Belgian butcher lived in the basement here.

He was attractive to ladies of his own nationality. Wednesday, 31st October, 1917 a Mme Emilienne Gerard came to his flat to shelter from the threatened air raid.

She found that a new lover Berthe Roche was now a live in lover of Voisin. The ladies came to blows and Voisin tried to intervene, but somehow he and Roche battered Mme Gerard to death.

Voisin soon put his butcher skills to work and cut up Gerard to small portions, and then packed them in a brown paper parcel.

To make it look like a racist attack Voisin wrote on the parcel 'Bloody Belgium' spelt wrongly as, 'Blodie Belgiam' loaded the parcels onto his cart and left them by railings in Regent Square near Judd Street, Bloomsbury.

They were found next morning, and soon traced back to Voisin, he was soon caught out, when a police officer trapped him into repeating his mis-spelling again. A search of the flat found bloodstains, and tucked away in a barrel (right of scene, pictured) were the head and hands of Mme Gerard.

Voisin was hanged at Pentonville on Saturday 2nd March, 1918, and Berthe died while in prison serving her long sentance.


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Voisin Murdered Mme Gerard

The location of Voisin's murder of Miss Gerard in 1917.


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