IN THE NEWS
TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
9th April 1914 World, Flesh and the Devil, the 1st colour film, shown in London.
9th April 1838 The National Gallery opens in its new home off Trafalgar Square.
9th April 1413 The Coronation of Henry V in Westminster Abbey.
9th April 1269 Edmund of Crouchback, son of King Henry III was married to Lady Aveline de Forz in Westminster Abbey.
Off Surly St, behind King's College, a historical plunge pool.
Location: 5 Strand Lane, London, WC2R 2LS
Description: Just off Surly Street and behind King's College, neither Roman nor a bath, the plunge pool has been mentioned in records since the 18th century and Dickens actually wrote about it in 'David Copperfield'...although whether it is if Roman origin is another matter. Fascinating all the same!