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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

14th October 1958 Brendan Behan's Hostage, premieres in London

14th October 1927 Bond and Saint, actor Roger Moore, born in Stockwell, London.go to related location

14th October 1906 Born today: Benita Hume, London England, actress (Vicky-Halls of Ivy)

14th October 1896 Comedian Bud Flanagan was born in Whitechapel.go to related location

14th October 1893 George Edwardes Gaiety Girl premieres in London

14th October 1877 Cleopatra's Needle, en route from Egypt to London, almost sinks in Bay of Biscay, 6 die.

14th October 1644 William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania, born in London.go to related location

Magician Evanion lived here



Magician Evanion lived here

Pioneering magician Eva Nion lived here with his wife.

Location: 221 Kennington Road, Lambeth

Description: This was the home of magician Henry Evans (1832–1905), aka Evanion. He was a conjurer, ventriloquist and humorist with a career spanning over fifty years.

Evanion performed in theatres and music halls across the country including performances for the Bishop of
Winchester, the Lady Mayoress of London, Queen Victoria at Sandringham, and the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) and Princess Alexandra at Marlborough House. This led to him adopting the nickname The Royal Conjuror.

In his early years he travelled extensively with another ventriloquist, Newman, and his family, and by 1857 he was using the name Evan Ion, which within a few years was amalgamated into Evanion.

Evans was a legendary magic memorabilia collector, accumulating over 5000 items, which is in the British Library, known as The Evanion Collection. Harry Houdini also purchased a quantity of items specifically related to magic and illusions from Evans in 1904 and the collection gained further publicity.


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Magician Evanion lived here

Pioneering magician Eva Nion lived here with his wife.


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