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London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

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On the day in London in 1868 the last public execution in the UK took place outside Newgate Prison. Michael Barratt had been convicted of

London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

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On this day in London in 1738, John Wesley experienced conversion whilst listening to a reading from Martin Luther’s ‘Preface to the Epistle to the

London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

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On this day in 1980, smallpox was officially declared dead – one of only two diseases affecting humans which has ever been eradicated. In the

London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

1 week 4 days ago

Today is Middlesex Day. The county of Middlesex was first recorded in a Saxon charter dated 704 A.D. and stretched across much of what is

London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

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Bunhill Fields - take a guided tour of this nonconformist burial ground which has been in use at least from Saxon times... #lwmfhs #bunhillfields #londonhistory

London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

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On this day in London in 1828, painter Dante Gabriel Rosetti in London. He was baptised on 8 June at All Souls, Langham Place, Marylebone

London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

3 weeks 19 hours ago

On this day in 1840, the first adhesive stamps were introduced. These were the Penny Black and the Twopence Blue. The very first Penny Black

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3 weeks 3 days ago

We must all have had ancestors like this - come and find out more at our Zoom meeting next Thursday. You have to be a

London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

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Today is May Day, a traditional holiday which marks the start of summer. It was often celebrated by dancing around a beribboned maypole and crowning

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On this day in London today we have two events which happened in London’s Royal Parks. In 1749 Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks was