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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
Little Holland House
Preserved srts & crafts house build by Frank Dickinson.
Location: 40 Beeches Avenue, Carshalton, London, SM5 3LW
Description: An Arts & Crafts style house designed, built and furnished by Frank Dickinson (1874-1961). He built his house between 1902-04 following the teachings & ideals of William Morris and John Ruskin. Inside the Grade II* listed interior are his hand-made furniture, paintings, interior decoration, carving and metalwork. With very limited financial resources Dickinson designed and built the house himself. It is open to the public on the first Sunday of each month from 1.30 - 5.30pm.