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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
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