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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.
25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.
25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)
25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.
Southgate's Cricket Record
Where a cricketing record was set with 39 runs off one ball.
Location: The Green, Southgate, London, N14 6EN
Description: There used to be a cricket pitch here behind The Cherry Tree public house where a cricketing record was set a long time ago.
A cricket match was in progress between two police teams here on the old four acre cricket field with one rule of the game being no boundaries. A ball was hit into a large bed of nettles and the batsman scored 39 runs off the one ball.