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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
Elephant & Castle Subway
The most bizarre system of blind corners and dark alleys...
Location: Elephant & Castle Station, SE1 6LW
Description: Redesigned in the 1950s... the council implemented the most bizarre system of blind corners, dark alleys, hidden walkways...a mugger's paradise. Thank the lord for CCTV. Apparently it is due for 'redevelopment'!