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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd August 1940 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
23rd August 1933 First televised boxing match took place in London, between Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri.
23rd August 1905 Born today: Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)
23rd August 1617 1st one-way streets open (London)
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.