19th January 1914 (Monday)

BORN TODAY: in Calverley, Near Leeds, in Northern England – Barry Colehan, pioneer British TV producer who brought TV classics to an unsuspecting world: “The Good Old Days”; “Top of the Pops” and “It’s a Knockout”. [from “My Yorkshire: Celebrating all that’s best in God’s own county”.]


DIED TODAY: In Sefton Park, Liverpool, Northern England – Margaret Downey, aged 19, “in delicate health and despondent” drowns herself in the Park’s Lake.




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