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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.
25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.
25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)
25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.
A Right Norman
Built by William Rufus - largest 'Norman Hall' in Europe.
Location: Westminster Hall, SW1A 0AA
Description: Not only was this great hall, built at the northern end of the Palace and still stands today after celebrating nine hundred years of continuous use... but it was also built under the direction of William Rufus.
And... young William was son of 'William the Conqueror' no less. And it doesn't end here... Westminster Hall is the largest 'Norman Hall' in Europe. Go find!