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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.
Adventures in Slade Gardens
Painted in 1983 and a testament to society today
Location: Nr Lorn Road
Description: Painted around 1983, the 'Slade Gardens Adventure Playground Mural' features many local people including the area policeman, the church vicar, the school dinnerlady, and workers from the adventure playground. The kids are also local.
It also records the playground structures which are now all changed with lower and safer alternatives! If you are lucky, you might meet someone in the painting!
Tagged in this Tour: Brixton Mural Tour