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Alfred Andrew Adams

Alfred Andrew Adams

Born 18/10/1894, 123 years ago

Private. Number 1538, of the London Regiment, 15th County of London Batallion. Birth registered at St Saviour, Southwark. He is buried in plot III, A, 17 of St. Patrick's Cemetery, Loos.  IWM have ...

War dead, War Memorial WW1, France

1 memorial

William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount

William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount

Died 18/10/1919, 98 years ago

Born New York City into an extremely wealthy family.  Lived in Rome in his mid-thirties where he developed a life-long taste for the arts.  On his father’s death in 1890 he built the luxury Waldorf...

Person, Philanthropy, Property, Journalism / Publishing, Italy, USA

1 memorial

Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage

Died 18/10/1871, 146 years ago

Mathematician and pioneer of the modern computer. Probably born in Crosby Row on what is now Walworth Road. He was critical, to the point of rudeness, of the Royal Society, its officers and other s...

Person, Science, Seriously Famous

2 memorials

Alan Collins

Alan Collins

Died 18/10/2016, 1 year ago

Sculptor.  Born Surrey as Alan Rodney Collins. Trained in England and became associated with the Seventh Day Adventists. Provided a lot of sculpture for Guildford Cathedral. Joined the Seventh-day ...

Person, Sculpture, USA

1 memorial

Nicholas Culpeper

Nicholas Culpeper

Born 18/10/1616, 401 years ago

Physician, botanist, herbalist, astrologer and writer. Probably born at Ockley, Surrey. In about 1635 left Cambridge and came to London. This was prompted by the death of his intended. On her way t...

Person, Science, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial

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