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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd July 1989 Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London.
23rd July 1986 The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II , was married to Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey.
23rd July 1975 Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, premieres in London
23rd July 1966 England beat Argentina 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Semi-Finals.
23rd July 1947 Born today: David Essex, London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)
23rd July 1946 Born today: Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)
23rd July 1940 Blitz all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
23rd July 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London
23rd July 1863 Alexandra Park opens in North London
Stockwell Park Walk
Want to feel inspired, have a loot at the Brixton Academy Mural
Location: Nr Brixton Academy
Description: This mural was created by Stephen Pusey between 1981 and 1982,and can be found on the back of the Brixton Academy building.
'Brixton Academy Mural' - shows a group of young people hanging out and having fun portraying the natural racial harmony found between the children in the local schools.
It was the last mural the artist completed before moving out to America and extablishing himself as an abstract artist.
Cheerful and colourful, it still adds a bit of cheer as you enter Brixton.
Tagged in this Tour: Brixton Mural Tour