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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres 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.