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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)
24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London
24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.
24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London
24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.
24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.
A collection of quirky anchors showing our naval design skills.
Location: Park Row, Greenwich
Description: In the far North-Eastern corner of The Maritime Museum's leafy lawn and grounds (away from the tourist gate) is an impressive collection of anchors from ancient (well 1805) to modern, large to massive, clean to well-barnacled.
Each has some info about it's history and design, well worth a lookylikey. Free to wander and ponder around.