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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
St Johns Church
The church where Charlie Chaplins parents were married
Location: 18 Larcom Street, Walworth, London, SE17 1NQ
Description: This delightful Walworth Church of England church was where comedian Charlie Chaplins parents were married, and where his half-brother was baptised.
It was built in 1859/60 and designed by Henry Jarvis. It is currently a Grade II listed building.
The church consists of a nave, north and south aisles, chancel, Lady Chapel, choir vestry and vestry, a tower located at the west end of the south aisle and a north porch.
The external walls are of random flint and stone with lime stone dressings, the roofs are covered with slates.
Tagged in this Tour: Charlie Chaplin's London Tour