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Fred Britcher

Fred Britcher

Died 15/9/1916, 103 years ago

Born St Pancras. Private. Killed in action, France and Flanders, 15/9/16. High Wood (Somme). Pte Britcher is buried in the Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Our colleague Andrew Be...

War dead, War Memorial WW1

1 memorial

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Died 15/9/1859, 160 years ago

Civil engineer. Born Portsea, Hampshire. Constructions include: Great Western Railway and the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Died at home, 18 Duke Street, Westminster, the house where he had lived and ...

Person, Seriously Famous, Engineering

9 memorials

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Born 15/9/1890, 129 years ago

Detective novelist and playwright.  Born in Torquay, into a well-off family, where a bust has been erected, as Agatha Miller.  Married Archie Christie in 1914.  In WW1 she trained and worked in a p...

Person, Seriously Famous, Cinema, Literature, TV & Radio

4 memorials

Frank Gilbert Crichlow

Frank Gilbert Crichlow

Died 15/9/2010, 9 years ago

Human rights campaigner, community organiser and restauranteur.  Born Trinidad. Came to England in June 1953.  Founded Mangrove Restaurant.  Co-founded Mangrove Steel Band and Mangrove Community As...

Person, Race Issues, Social Welfare, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink, Caribbean Islands

1 memorial

Lord Harris

Lord Harris

Born 15/9/1942, 77 years ago

Businessman. Born Philip Charles Harris. Former chairman of Carpetright plc, he has over 50 years’ experience in carpet retailing. He is the sponsor of the Harris Federation of primary and secondar...

Person, Politics & Administration, Commerce

1 memorial

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