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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th July 1980 Actor and comedian Peter Sellars died in London after a heart attack in The Dorchester Hotel.

24th July 1956 Brendan Behan's Quare Fellow, premieres in London

24th July 1936 The Speaking Clock speaks for the first time, from Dollis Hill, London.go to related location

James Parkinson lived here.



James Parkinson lived here.

This is where pioneering doctor James Parkinson lived.

Location: 1 Hoxton Square, Hackney, N1 6NU

Description: Hoxton's most famous GP James Parkinson (1755-1824) worked here from his family home on the south-west corner of Hoxton Square (the current building dates to the early 20th century). He lived here with his wife Mary and their six children.

He was a noted apothecary, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist, famously writing An Essay on the Shaking Palsy. In it he was the first to describe paralysis agitans - later it would be renamed Parkinson's disease by Jean-Martin Charcot.

He was an early member of the Humane Society and a founder member of the Geological Society.


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James Parkinson lived here.

This is where pioneering doctor James Parkinson lived.


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