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Charles Robert Ashbee

Charles Robert Ashbee

Died 23/5/1942, 75 years ago

Designer, architect, conservationist, entrepreneur and social reformer, important in the Arts and Crafts movement. Born Spring Grove, Isleworth but brought up at 46 Upper Bedford Place, in a well-o...

Person, Architecture, Craft / Design

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Alfred J. Baines

Alfred J. Baines

Died 23/5/1940, 77 years ago

Second Lieutenant Alfred Jack Baines was born in 1914 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, the son of Alfred and Hestor Baines. He was married to Doris Mabel Baines and they lived at 181 Ilford Lane, Ilford...

War dead, War Memorial WW2

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Davis' Theatre

Davis' Theatre

Ended 23/5/1959, 58 years ago

Built by Grace and Marsh and operated by Israel Davis and his family. It opened with the British premiere of Josef von Sternberg's  The Last Command, and was equipped with the largest Compton organ...

Building, Cinema, Theatre

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Alec Dickson

Alec Dickson

Born 23/5/1914, 103 years ago

Community educationist. Born Alexander Graeme Dickson at Duxhill Lodge, Ruislip. He served in Africa in World War II, where he began to formulate his ideas for mass education. He returned in 1948 a...

Person, Education, Africa, Hungary

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Thomas Hood

Thomas Hood

Born 23/5/1799, 218 years ago

Born 31 Poultry and died at home in Devonshire Lodge, London.Example: "Ben Battle was a soldier bold, And used to war's alarms, But a cannon-ball took off his legs, So he laid down his arms."

Person, Poetry, Humour

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