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William Henry Barlow

William Henry Barlow

Died 12/11/1902, 117 years ago

Engineer. Born Charlton. Best known for the St Pancras railway shed. Died at home, High Combe, 145 Charlton Road, SE7, not far from his place of birth.

Person, Engineering

2 memorials

Golden wedding of Archbishop Davidson and Edith Tait

Golden wedding of Archbishop Davidson and Edith Tait

Started 12/11/1928, 91 years ago

Randall Thomas Davidson and Edith Tait married in 1878. Davidson resigned as Archbishop of Caterbury on their Golden Wedding anniversary.

Event, Friend / family

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Charles Fitzclarence, VC

Charles Fitzclarence, VC

Died 12/11/1914, 105 years ago

Born Ireland.  Won the VC in the Second Boer War.  Killed in action in Zonnebeke, Belgium.

War dead, War Memorial WW1, Ireland

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Sir Peirson Frank

Sir Peirson Frank

Died 12/11/1951, 68 years ago

Civil engineer.  Born Yorkshire as Thomas Peirson Frank. Chief Engineer for London County Council, 1930 - 1946. His secret rapid response unit saved London from drowning during the Blitz many times...

Person, Engineering

1 memorial

Mrs Gaskell

Mrs Gaskell

Died 12/11/1865, 154 years ago

Novelist and short story writer. Born Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson,Chelsea. Most of her childhood was spent with her aunt in Knutsford, Cheshire, the town upon which she based Cranford in the novel...

Person, Literature

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