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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th April 1999 TV Presenter Jill Dando murdered on her doorstep in London.go to related location

26th April 1976 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45

26th April 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London

26th April 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London

26th April 1934 The Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later The Queen Mother) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

26th April 1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London

26th April 1921 Born today: Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City and Guilds Institute)

26th April 1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia

26th April 1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London

William Morris' Birthplace



William Morris' Birthplace

Designer William Morris was born opposite the fire station here.

Location: Elm House, 341/343 Forest Road, Walthamstow

Description: Directly opposite the Fire Station here in Clay Street stood Elm House (sadly demolished back in 1898) in extensive grounds. This is where the design genius William Morris was born 24 March 1834.

William Morris was born into a wealthy local pottery family as the third of nine children (and the oldest son) of William and Emma Shelton Morris. In his childhood Morris showed a great passion for all things medieval and a great affinity with nature.

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William Morris' Birthplace

Designer William Morris was born opposite the fire station here.


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