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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd February 2002 The Millenium Bridge was re-opened after a 5m de-wobbling redesign.

22nd February 1953 Comedy actor Nigel Planer, Young Ones, was born in Westminster, London.

22nd February 1940 Born today: Julian Chagrin, London, mime/actor (Golddiggers)

22nd February 1928 Born today: Bruce Forsyth, London England, comedian/TV host (Generation Game)

22nd February 1907 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London

22nd February 1892 Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James (London)

22nd February 1868 Celebrated magician David Devant born David Wighton in Holloway, London.

22nd February 1684 Born today: William Pulteney, London, statesman (Earl of Bath)

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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