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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
Marlow Rowing Club
This is where 5-time Olympian Sir Steve Redgrave learnt to row.
Location: Marlow Bridge Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RH
Description: This great old rowing club dating back to 1871 suffered a terrible fire in August 2011 and is still recovering from the effects.
The club was made famous by five-time Olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave who is a life member and vice-president of the club and started his rowing career in Marlow.
The club has also nurtured more Olympians in Triple Olympic Silver medallist Katherine Grainger, Zac Purchase and bronze medal winner Sarah Winckless.