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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London
19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London
19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.
19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.
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.