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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd June 1944 Born today: Peter Asher, London, singer (Peter and Gordon-World Without Love)
22nd June 1922 Henry H Wilson, Field Marshal, murdered in London
22nd June 1911 The Coronation of George V in Westminster Abbey.
22nd June 1887 Born today: Julian S Huxley, London, biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog
22nd June 1749 Actor David Garrick married Eva Marie Veigel, a German dancer in opera choruses.
The Oldest Bridge still in use
The oldest bridge in Surrey still in use - The Clattern.
Location: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
Description: The small Clattern bridge here is the oldest bridge in Surrey that is still in use. There's a stone plaque set into the brick parapet describing it's ancientness. The Bridge takes the road across the Hogsmill River, which runs into the Thames. The name 'Clattern' is thought to come from the clattering sound of horses' hooves in medieval times.