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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd September 1924 Illustrator and author Charles Keeping was born in Lambeth.
22nd September 1891 Footballer and writer Charlie Buchan was born in Plumstead.
22nd September 1870 5-time British Wimbledon tennis champion Charlotte Cooper was born in Ealing.
22nd September 1788 Author, practical joker and inventor of the postcard, Theodore Hook, was born in London.
22nd September 1761 The Coronation of George III in Westminster Abbey.
22nd September 1735 Robert Walpole the first British Prime Minister to live at 10 Downing Street.
22nd September 1694 Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, creator of Gregorian calendar, was born in London.
200 used fizzy drink bottles creating a touch of beauty
Location: Palace Street
Description: During Arts Week 2010 at Westminster City School, Year 7 pupils worked with 'Arts Republic' to create a dandelion wind sculpture.
The dandelion is made of over 200 reused plastic fizzy drinks bottles. This eye-catching project taught our pupils about wind turbine energy and the sculpture brings together art, science and the environment.
It has been made to catch the wind and its translucent qualities project colour in every direction as the sculpture turns in the wind. It can be seen on the roof of our new school building here on Palace Street in Westminster.