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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th February 1915 Comedian Dick Emery was born in Bloomsbury, London.
19th February 1897 Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobat died from diabetes in Ealing.
19th February 1838 Jane Alsop's terrifying encounter with Spring Heeled Jack.
19th February 1401 William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London
King Kong Edgar Wallaces House
The former home of prolific writer Edgar Wallace.
Location: 6 Tressillian Crescent, Brockley
Description: Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1Apr187510Feb1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and countless articles in newspapers and journals.
Before moving to Hollywood to write screenplay's for films such as King Kong, he lived here at 6 Tresillian Crescent, Brockley, between 1900 and 1932 while working as a teacher at Brockley County School and author.