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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
Eastender wimp Ian Beale went to school here.
Location: College Place, Snaresbrook, London, E17 3PY
Description: Forest School at Snaresbrook is indeed on the fringes of epping forest, and have a good selection of alumni's who attended class here:
Jotham Annan - actor whose credits include Horatio in Hamlet at the Old Vic.
Edward Atkinson Surgeon Captain who accompanied Scott on the 1912 expedition and led the search-party which discovered the bodies.
Eric Brown perpetrator of a unique murder in 1943 when he blew up his father in a wheelchair; initially it was thought that the victim had been the killed by the Luftwaffe.
Nigel Clarke CBBC television presenter and star of STOMP in the West End
Quinton Fortune Ex Manchester United, now Bolton Wanderers. South Africa International Footballer - one of very few ex-public schoolboys to play in the World Cup.
Nikolas Grace actor who played Anthony Blanche in Brideshead Revisited and the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin of Sherwood.
Nasser Hussain Former Essex and England cricketer. England Captain 1999-2003. Sky Sports commentator
Jack May actor who for many years played Nelson Gabriel in The Archers. Died 1997
Mark Petchey Davis Cup tennis player and early coach to Andrew Murray, Sky Sports commentator.
Sharat Sardana co-writer and star of Goodness Gracious Me
Adam Woodyatt who plays Ian Beale in Eastenders.
William Young the only OF to have his portrait on an (Australian) postage stamp.
Nicola Walker Film and TV actress. Roles include Ruth Evershed in Spooks.