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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
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!