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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th July 1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks
20th July 1982 T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical Windy City, premieres in London
20th July 1960 Born today: Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend
20th July 1956 Born today: Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)
20th July 1944 Pierre Vinot, French ambassador to London/writer, dies
20th July 1935 Born today: Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)
20th July 1930 Born today: Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)
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.