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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)

24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London

24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.

24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London

24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.

24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.go to related location

1867 Ice Skating Disaster



1867 Ice Skating Disaster

In January 1867 40 ice skaters died here when the ice broke.

Location: Regent's Park Boating Lake, London

Description: Here on 15th January 1867, while skating was taking place, the ice collapsed. Over 200 people were plunged into the freezing lake, and 40 skaters died.

The deep lake was then reduced soon after to just 4 feet in depth.


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1867 Ice Skating Disaster

In January 1867 40 ice skaters died here when the ice broke.


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