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Carry On in London Tour
Carry On in London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

15th December 1984 Only Fools and Horses actor Lennard Pearce (Grandad) died in Whittington Hospital, London.

15th December 1969 Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London's Lyceum Ballroom

15th December 1965 D Heneker and J Taylor's musical Charlie Girl, premieres in London

15th December 1964 Comedian Paul Kaye (Dennis Pennis) born in Clapham, London.

15th December 1942 Born today: Dave Clark, London England, rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)

15th December 1899 Born today: Frank Vosper, London England, actor (Man Who Knew Too Much)

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.

Tagged in this Tour: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Tagged in this Tour: Historic Walthamstow Tour

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William Morris' Birthplace

Designer William Morris was born opposite the fire station here.


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