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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd November 1951 Born today: David Rappaport, London England, 3'11 actor (Wizard, Time Bandits)
23rd November 1946 Born today: Diana Quick, London England, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job)
23rd November 1931 Fulham and England footballer Alan Mullery born in Notting Hill.
23rd November 1896 Woolwich Arsenal's Joe Powell breaks his wrist in a league match, dying 6 days later from tetanus complications.
23rd November 1869 The Cutty Sark was launched from Dumbarton, headed for the China-tea routes.
23rd November 1705 Nicholas Rowe's Ulysses, premieres in London
Wetlands in London
One of Bill Oddie's 'seven natural wonders of the world'.
Location: Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT
Description: The 43 hectare London Wetland Centre is the best urban site in Europe to watch wildlife, an international award winning visitor attraction and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Located on the banks of the River Thames in Barnes, Southwest London the centre is home to rare and beautiful wildlife including Bitterns, Kingfishers and a colony of endangered Water voles.
And another arrow in its 'bow of nature' is the fact that it was declared to be one of the 'seven natural wonders of the world' by non other than Bill Oddie, the legendary 'Goodie' comedian and all round Ornithologist.
This is a day out in London not to be missed, when it doesn't actually feel like London - so go get on the 'Goodie' vibe. Check out the webbie... http://www.wwt.org.uk/centre/119/visit/wetlandcentre/.html