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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
9th April 1978 S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens was born in Southgate,
9th April 1914 World, Flesh and the Devil, the 1st colour film, shown in London.
9th April 1906 Labour Leader Hugh Gaitskell was born in Kensington.
9th April 1838 The National Gallery opens in its new home off Trafalgar Square.
9th April 1413 The Coronation of Henry V in Westminster Abbey.
9th April 1269 Edmund of Crouchback, son of King Henry III was married to Lady Aveline de Forz in Westminster Abbey.
Deen City Farm
A great community farm in South London.
Location: 39 Windsor Avenue, Merton Abbey, SW19 2RR
Description: A small city farm with stables and gardens where families can interact with cows, sheep, alpacas, ferrets and other animals. It's a registered charity on National Trust land.
Regular activities include the chance to feed the animals (11am & 2pm daily), ride a pony (Wed 12noon; Sat, Sun 3pm; and more frequently during holidays) and stroke smaller pets like rabbits and guinea pigs (11.30am & 2.30pm daily).
There are lots of educational opportunities here with tours and organised activities.
There's also a gift shop and a café.