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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd April 1975 Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, premieres 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.go to related location

23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London

23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London

23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

The Holy Trinity and Clowns



The Holy Trinity and Clowns

The church that houses a clown egg museum.

Location: Beechwood Road, Dalston, E8 4EZ

Description: Holy Trinity was built in 1879 on Beechwood Road (then called Woodland Street) by architect Ewan Christian - a noted restorer rather than designer.

The parish was joined with St Philip, Dalston sometime before 1952, after St Philip's was destroyed during the Second World War.

There is a bizarre museum of tributes to famous clowns in the form of eggs, and an annual memorial service takes place here for Clowns International (in full costume) on the first Sunday in February. It's called the Grimaldi Service in honour of the great father of clowning and London boy Joseph Grimaldi.

The chairman of Clowns International Stan Bult began the tradition in 1946 and long after his death it was resurrected.


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The Holy Trinity and Clowns

The church that houses a clown egg museum.


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