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Thomas Dunckerley

Thomas Dunckerley

Born 23/10/1724, 290 years ago

Freemason. Following a naval career, he was appointed a Provincial Grand Master. He instituted a national body for Templar masonry, which was made possible by an annuity obtained from King George I...

Person, Armed Forces, Community / Clubs

1 memorial

Gavin Ewart

Gavin Ewart

Died 23/10/1995, 19 years ago

Poet. Born 25 Norfolk Crescent. First published aged 17. Died at a hospice in Clapham.

Person, Poetry

1 memorial

W. G. Grace

W. G. Grace

Died 23/10/1915, 99 years ago

Cricketer and medical practitioner. Born William Gilbert Grace at Clematis House, Downend, Mangotsfield, near Bristol. He started playing first-class cricket for Gloucestershire in 1864. Took his m...

Person, Medicine, Sport / Games, Canada, USA

3 memorials

Ann Oldfield

Ann Oldfield

Died 23/10/1730, 284 years ago

Actress.  Possibly born in Pall Mall.  Worked a lot for the Drury Lane company.  Died at home in Grosvenor Street at 59 or 60, depending on source -  perhaps the street has been renumbered. 

Person, Theatre

1 memorial

Railway Heritage Trust

Railway Heritage Trust

Started 23/10/1984, 30 years ago

Group, History, Transport

2 memorials

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