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Viscount Cecil of Chelwood

Viscount Cecil of Chelwood

Died 24/11/1958, 56 years ago

Politician and peace maker. Born Robert Cecil at 11 Duchess Street, Portland Place. Son of the Prime Minister, the Marquess of Salisbury. He practised civil law for several years before entering pa...

Person, Law, Peace, Politics & Administration

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Viscount Combermere, Wellington Stapleton-Cotton

Viscount Combermere, Wellington Stapleton-Cotton

Born 24/11/1818, 196 years ago

Born Bedford. Inherited the title from his father, the first Viscount, in 1865. Was killed in a collision with a horse-drawn carriage and while all the family and staff were away at the funeral his...

Person, Politics & Administration

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John Lawson Johnston

John Lawson Johnston

Died 24/11/1900, 114 years ago

Nutrition promoter and food manufacturer. Born at 29 Main Street, Roslin, Midlothian. He took over his uncle's butcher shop and decided to use the large quantity of beef trimmings produced to make ...

Person, Food & Drink, Industry, Canada, France, Scotland

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Little Angel Theatre

Little Angel Theatre

Started 24/11/1961, 53 years ago

Puppet theatre. Founded by John Wright. It is a 100 seat theatre in a former temperance hall, and caters for children, families and adults. In 2007 the resident company participated with the Royal ...

Group, Theatre

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Ian William Sargent

Ian William Sargent

Died 24/11/2001, 13 years ago

The Ham & High, the local newspaper, carried the story of Sargent's motorcycling accident in Hornsey Lane which led to his death. He was on his way home to Thornbury Square, Highgate, from his job...

Person, Tragedy

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