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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
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