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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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.
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
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