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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th September 1924 Born today: Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)
24th September 1918 Born today: Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
24th September 1917 Born today: William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier and Vagaries)
24th September 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
24th September 1717 Horace Walpole, art historian and gothic author was born in London.
Boxing's York Hall
This is the home of boxing - in the heart of Bethnal Green.
Location: 5-15 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ
Description: Opened in 1929, York Hall in Bethnal Green has had a colourful history, initially as a public baths and now as the home of British boxing and health spa/leisure centre.
With a capacity of 1200, the York Hall stages some of the UK's biggest boxing events. After a major multi million pound refit in 2005 The York Hall was branded as 'Spa London'. The venue is split into 2 sections with a hall and gymnasium in one area and a fully equipped Spa in the other. The venue has facilities that include a sauna, steam room, relaxation zone and treatment rooms.