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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th February 1915 Comedian Dick Emery was born in Bloomsbury, London.
19th February 1897 Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobat died from diabetes in Ealing.
19th February 1838 Jane Alsop's terrifying encounter with Spring Heeled Jack.
19th February 1401 William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London
Time to get Physic in Chelsea
A 'Secret Garden' founded in 1673
Location: 66 Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4HS
Description: Situated in the heart of London - the Chelsea Physic Garden - is a 'Secret Garden' and a centre of education, beauty and relaxation.
Founded in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, it continues to research the properties, origins and conservation of over 5000 species.
The garden promotes the study of botany in relation to medicine, known as the physic or healing arts. As the second oldest botanic garden in England it still fulfils the traditional functions of scientific research and plant conservation and undertakes to educate and inform.
One not to be missed - check the webby for visiting hours - http://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/