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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd September 1924 Illustrator and author Charles Keeping was born in Lambeth.
22nd September 1891 Footballer and writer Charlie Buchan was born in Plumstead.
22nd September 1870 5-time British Wimbledon tennis champion Charlotte Cooper was born in Ealing.
22nd September 1788 Author, practical joker and inventor of the postcard, Theodore Hook, was born in London.
22nd September 1761 The Coronation of George III in Westminster Abbey.
22nd September 1735 Robert Walpole the first British Prime Minister to live at 10 Downing Street.
22nd September 1694 Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, creator of Gregorian calendar, was born in London.
Markfield Beam Engine Museum
A little known industrial museum to the beam engine.
Location: Markfield Road, Tottenham, London
Description: The Markfield Beam Engine and Museum is an original Grade II listed Engine House in the former sewage treatment works for Tottenham which now forms a pleasant part of Markfield Park.
The principal exhibit is the Wood Brothers Beam Steam Pumping Engine of 1886. The Engine has been restored and can be seen operating under steam power on designated days. It was commissioned on the 12th July 1888. It saw continuous duty from that time to around 1905, when it was relegated to standby duty for storm water pumping.
The Engine House also has been renovated and there is now a Cafe on site.