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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.
24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.
24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.
24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)
24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.
24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.
A quaint piece of history still standing today
Location: Church Road, Wimbledon
Description: If you travel right out of Wimbledon station along Church Road about a quarter of a mile before you reach Wimbledon Tennis Club you will see a small country lane on the left hand side called Dairy Walk.
At the start of this lane is a white cross of wood mounted on a white pole.
This is a very basic turnstile which turns as you make your way through it into Dairy Walk.