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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
7th December 1980 Chelsea footballer John Terry was born in Barking.
7th December 1889 Gilbert and Sullivans Gondoliers, premieres in London
7th December 1811 The first Ratcliff Murders occur; of Tim & Celia & Tim Jr Marr at 29 Ratcliff Highway.
7th December 1783 The Theatre Royal first opened in Covent Garden.
A Colosseum in Watford
Responsible for the 'Lord of the Rings' soundtracks
Location: Rickmansworth Road, WD17 3JN
Description: Since opening in 1994, Watford Colosseum has become the premier multi-purpose venue in Hertfordshire.
The venue has a renowned international reputation due to the fine acoustics within the main auditorium. There are ongoing bookings for classical recordings from companies such as the BBC Concert Orchestra, EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, BMG, Sony and Philips.
And here's the 'middle earth' thing...The Watford Colosseum was actually used to record the Lord of the Rings soundtracks!
So now you know - there is a 'Tolkien' Colosseum in Watford.
Tagged in this Tour: Music: off the beaten path