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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London
19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London
19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.
19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.
The Scott Family Lodgings
Scott of the Antarctic lived here while planning his expeditions
Location: 80 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
Description: Naval Officer Robert Scott (of the Antarctic) was more often at sea than ashore. Scott's two sisters, Kitty and Monsie took rooms over a milliner's shop here in 1896.
His mother later moved there after her husband's death in 1897. And during the planning of the Discovery expedition Scott lodged here as well, each morning setting off by foot to the expedition's offices at 1 Savile Row.
Upon his return from the Antarctic late in 1904 Scott moved the family to a rented house at 56 Oakley Street.