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The Beatles take London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th January 1990 Independent on Sunday begins publishing in London

28th January 1983 Singer Billy Fury died in hospital in Paddington after collapsing at home in Wales.

28th January 1951 La Vie Commence Demain, which depicted artificial insemination and is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London

28th January 1833 Born today: Charles George Gordon, London, general (China, Khartoum)

28th January 1807 German inventor Frederick Winsor lit the first gas lights.go to related location

Christmas under Nelson



Christmas under Nelson

Since 1947, Norway has supplied Trafalgar's Christmas Tree

Location: Trafalgar Square, WC2H

Description: Each year since 1947, a Christmas tree has been given to the people of London from the people of Norway in gratitude for Britain's support for Norway during World War II.

For many Londoners the Christmas tree and carol-singing in Trafalgar Square signal the countdown to Christmas.

The tree is usually a Norwegian spruce (Picea abies) over 20 metres high and 50-60 years old. It is selected from the forests surrounding Oslo with great care several months, even years, in advance. The Norwegian foresters who look after it describe it fondly as 'the queen of the forest'.

The tree remains in Trafalgar Square until 6 January, the Twelfth Night of Christmas, when it is taken down for recycling. The tree is chipped and composted, to make mulch.

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Christmas under Nelson

Since 1947, Norway has supplied Trafalgar's Christmas Tree


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