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The Beatles take London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th January 1989 Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies

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.go to related location

19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)

Stars & Stripes Spire



Stars & Stripes Spire

This spectacular spire incorporates the stars and stripes flag.

Location: Christ Church and Upton, 1a Kennington Road, Lon, SE1 7QP

Description: With the driving force of Rowland Hill this church became the birthplace of the Bible Society, Shaftesbury Society, Ragged School Movement and several other significant social initiatives. William Wilberforce and his crew made it their central London base from which they put an end to slavery in the British Empire.

The landmark spire with it's stars and stripes was donated by Abraham Lincoln's family to thank the church for their support and inspiration in the battle for the emancipation of the slaves in America.

The church is built on the site of a female orphanage, which was founded in 1758. The local clergyman received donations to build the church, and due to his support of the Union during the American Civil War, the spire was known as 'Lincoln Tower'.

The church was hit during the Second World War, and only the spire remained. The spire was saved and an office block was added to it in the 1960s.

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Stars & Stripes Spire

This spectacular spire incorporates the stars and stripes flag.


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