Person    | Female  Born 7/6/1931 

Virginia McKenna

Categories: Animals, Cinema, Theatre

Actor and wild-life campaigner. Born Marylebone. Briefly married to actor Denholm Elliott, then to actor Bill Travers 1957 until his death in 1994. Played Violette Szabo, in the 1958 film 'Carve Her Name with Pride'. 1966 McKenna and Travers made the film 'Born Free' and through that they both became life-long campaigners for wild-life.

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Virginia McKenna

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Szabo plaque

In memory of Violette Szabo GC and the Stockwell residents who gave their liv...

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World Wildlife Fund

World Wildlife Fund

Now known as the World Wide Fund for Nature. It is an international non-governmental organisation, working in wilderness preservation, and the reduction of human intervention on the environment. J...

Group, Animals, Gardens / Agriculture, Politics & Administration

2 memorials
horses killed and injured in the terrorist bombing at Hyde Park

horses killed and injured in the terrorist bombing at Hyde Park

Seven horses were killed by the bomb or as an act of mercy shortly after.  One, Sefton, was critically injured but survived to become a celebrity.  Our picture of Sefton comes from a page describin...

Animal, Animals, Tragedy

1 memorial
Spratt's

Spratt's

Canine food specialists and operators of the "largest dog biscuit factory in the world" in Fawe Street, Poplar. Started by an American entrepreneur James Spratt, who introduced the biscuit to Lond...

Group, Animals, Commerce, Food & Drink, USA

1 memorial
Gavin Maxwell

Gavin Maxwell

Author and Naturalist. Born at House of Elrig, Mochrum, Wigtownshire. During World War II he served as an instructor with the Special Operations Executive. In 1956 he toured the reed marshes of Sou...

Person, Animals, Literature, Iraq, Scotland

1 memorial
National Council for Animal Welfare

National Council for Animal Welfare

One of a number of organisations active in the 1920s promoting animal welfare.

Group, Animals

1 memorial