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The Automobile Association, originally set up to help motorists avoid police speed traps, opened its first office in Fleet Street in 1905.
Group, Community / Clubs, Engineering
Mother of Henry VII. Born Bedfordshire. As a Tudor matriarch she was important in the Wars of the Roses. Established a school in Wimboure Dorset and founded two colleges in Cambridge. Died in ...
Trained as a minister but worked as a tutor. Elected Fellow of the Royal Society through his friendship with Isaac Newton. Unmarried. Died in Coleman Street. Buried in Bunhill burial ground.
Architect, founder/editor of The Builder and inventor of the Hansom cab. Born York as Josephus Aloysius Handsom(e) into a Roman Catholic family. Made a habit of snatching failure from the jaws o...
Person, Architecture, Transport
Biologist. Born Ealing. An early adherent to Darwin's theory of evolution, he was a strong supporter while also pointing out what he saw as flaws. At the Royal College of Science: Professor of B...
Person, Education, Science
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12,210 brave WW1 seamen remembered on the monument at Tower Hill.
23,831 brave WW2 seamen remembered on the monument at Tower Hill.