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The Beatles take London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th January 1928 Born today: Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson)

17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)

17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)

17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London

17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.go to related location

A Great Oak at Charing Cross



A Great Oak at Charing Cross

An Oak Tree at Charing Cross station since 1987

Location: Charing Cross

Description: In 1987 There was the worst storm in England since 1703. Winds of upto 120 mph were recorded and an estimated 15 million trees were blown down in this country.

A National appeal went out to plant new trees and the oak tree outside Charing Cross station was one of them.

It stands by a black phone box and a plaque on a nearby stone column gives details of the event.


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A Great Oak at Charing Cross

An Oak Tree at Charing Cross station since 1987


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