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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.
A Big Tin
London's very own giant tin of Tate & Lyle Syrup
Location: West Silvertown
Description: Go on the DLR and alight at West Silvertown on platform one, then cross over to platform 2 and look out of the window.
You will see the Tate & Lyle factory.
On the nearside corner is a giant reproduction of a tin of syrup about 3/4 metres high.
All you need now is a factory that makes giant spoons!
Tagged in this Tour: Quirky London