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TOUR OF THE MONTH
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.
Sam the Cat
A wonderful reminder of a lady with a big heart
Location: Queen Anne Square
Description: In the bottom left hand corner of Queen Anne Square is a small wall with a cat just about to jump off onto the ground.
This small monument is in memory of Patricia Penn (1914-1992) who was a champion of local causes and was a cat lover.
The cats name is Sam.
It is a beautiful and lively reminder of an admired member of the community.