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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th February 1980 ACDC singer Bon Scott was found dead in Dulwich.

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.go to related location

19th February 1838 Jane Alsop's terrifying encounter with Spring Heeled Jack.

19th February 1401 William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London

Peace by the River



Peace by the River

A glorious thing and a perfect place to visit and relax

Location: Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ

Description: A Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds, and to help unite them in their search for world peace.

Most (though not all) have been built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii (1885-1985), a Buddhist monk from Japan and founder of the Nipponzan-Myōhōji Buddhist Order.

The first Peace Pagodas were built as a symbol of peace in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki where the atomic bombs took the lives of over 150,000 people, almost all of whom were civilian, at the end of World War II.

And so to London and Battersea Park in particular...The 'London Peace Pagoda' was completed in 1985 on the south side of the River Thames in Battersea Park, London.

It's a glorious thing and a perfect place to visit and relax and contemplate life...or indeed throw bread to the ducks!


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Peace by the River

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