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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd January 1967 Born today: Olivia d'Abo, London England, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy)
22nd January 1946 Punk pioneer Malcolm McLaren was born in Stoke Newington.
22nd January 1927 The first ever live football radio commentary for Arsenal v Sheff Utd.
22nd January 1920 England football manager Sir Alf Ramsey was born in Dagenham.
22nd January 1876 The Royal Aquarium amusement park opened in Westminster.
The Lady Well Spring
This is where the old eye-helping Lady Well Spring used to be.
Location: 148 Ladywell Road, Ladywell, Lewisham
Description: Here was a mineral spring, with the usual claims to medicinal powers (this one was supposed to help those with poor eyesight), was indirectly the victim of suburb development as it ran dry after the construction of a sewer in the late 19th century.