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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.
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