Person    | Male  Born 2/6/1857  Died 23/2/1934

Sir Edward Elgar

Born in Broadheath, near Worcester. First moved to London on his marriage in 1889. A keen early adopting cyclist he often got inspiration from a country ride. On writing "Land of Hope and Glory" he said "I've got a tune that will knock 'em - knock 'em flat! " Died Worcester.

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Sir Edward Elgar

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HMV store

Chosen as the featured memorial in December 2004, for lots of reasons. Firstl...

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Sir Edward Elgar - Abbey Road Studios

Sir Edward Elgar, composer, 1857 - 1934, opened and recorded in these studios...

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Sir Edward Elgar - NW3

Sir Edward Elgar lived in a house on this site, 1911 - 1921. Here he compose...

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Sir Edward Elgar - NW3 (Lost)

The photograph of the plaque is taken from Derek Sumeray's book 'Discovering ...

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Sir Edward Elgar - W14

London County Council Sir Edward Elgar, 1857 - 1934, composer, lived here, 18...

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