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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
The Latymer School
Popular public school that Bruce Forsyth went to.
Location: Haselbury Road, Edmonton, N9 9TN
Description: The Latymer School is a selective grammar school for boys and girls aged 11 to 18. It was founded in 1624 when a City merchant Edward Latymer bequeathed certain property to trustees on condition that they were to clothe and educate eight poore boies of Edmonton.
The trustees are under a duty to carry out the provisions of his will unto the end of the world.
The Old Latymer on Church Street closed in 1909. Friday 24 September 2010 commemorated the 100th anniversary of the move of The Latymer School to Haselbury Road.
Notable former pupils include TV presenter Bruce Forsyth, director Tim Pope, Fulham footballer Johnny Haynes.
Attendee's who went on to music fame include B.J. Wilson (Procul Harem), James Blake, Jay Sean, Harry McVeigh, and Jack Lawrence-Brown (White Lies).