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George Maule Allen

George Maule Allen

Died 29/4/1889, 127 years ago

Lived at 17 Carlisle Street, Soho Square. Died aged 33. We think it likely that this GMA is the same George Maule Allen mentioned on the Kemble family website as marrying Annie Constance Twiss in 1...

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Sir Thomas Beecham

Sir Thomas Beecham

Born 29/4/1879, 137 years ago

Conductor and impresario. Born in Westfield Street, St Helens, grandson of the inventor of the eponymous digestive pills. He began his career as a conductor with the New Symphony Orchestra in 1906,...

Person, Music / songs, USA

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Harold Bride

Harold Bride

Died 29/4/1956, 60 years ago

Born Harold Sidney Bride in Nunhead. He was trained by the Marconi Wireless Company and joined the RMS Titanic as junior wireless operator. After the ship's collision, he remained at his post until...

Person, Tragedy, Transport

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Sir Michael Costa

Sir Michael Costa

Died 29/4/1884, 132 years ago

Conductor and composer. Born as Michaele Andrea Agniello Costa in Naples, Italy. Prolific writer of operas, symphonies and cantatas, now all virtually forgotten. He moved to Britain in 1830 and bec...

Person, Music / songs, Italy

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David Cox

David Cox

Born 29/4/1783, 233 years ago

Landscape painter.  Born near Birmingham. Came to London in 1804 as a theatre scenery painter.  He was a teacher and wrote some influential instruction books.  A very successful water colour painte...

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