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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th December 1934 The mysterious Lord Lucan was born in London.go to related location

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18th December 1778 The father of clowning Joseph Grimaldi was born in Clare Market, London.go to related location

Chalk... but no Cheese



Chalk... but no Cheese

Named after lime-kilns located by the Thames.

Location: Limehouse, E14

Description: Limehouse is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is on the northern bank of the River Thames opposite Rotherhithe and between Shadwell to the west and the Isle of Dogs to the east.

However, where did such a strange name come from...well the name relates to the local lime-kilns located by the river and operated by the large potteries that served shipping in the London docks. The earliest reference to Les Lymhostes occurred in 1356.

Most of the lime produced went into London's buildings - so now you know.


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Chalk... but no Cheese

Named after lime-kilns located by the Thames.


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