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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
Camden Catacombs, 21 feet under
An extensive range of passages, constructed in the 19th century.
Location: Camden Lock Place, NW1
Description: An extensive range of passages, constructed in the 19th century - they were used as stables for horses and pit ponies working on the railways. From Primrose Hill to Camden Lock...21 foot down, there's even an underground pool for canal boats down there somewhere.