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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd July 1989 Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London.
23rd July 1986 The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II , was married to Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey.
23rd July 1975 Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, premieres in London
23rd July 1966 England beat Argentina 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Semi-Finals.
23rd July 1947 Born today: David Essex, London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)
23rd July 1946 Born today: Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)
23rd July 1940 Blitz all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
23rd July 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London
23rd July 1863 Alexandra Park opens in North London
Choirboy Laurence Olivier
Princess Diana worked at the Young England Kindergarten here.
Location: St George's Square, Lupus Street, Pimlico
Description: Saint Saviour Pimlico is a Church of England parish in the liberal Catholic tradition consecrated on 16 July 1864.
The executors of the legendary master builder, Sir Thomas Cubitt, donated the land and the Duke of Westminster funded much of the building work. The Spire was the tallest in London in the 1860s and remains a landmark visible from much of Pimlico today.
Thomas Cundy Jr, son of the great architect and builder of Pimlico, designed the Church.
Laurence Olivier's father was a curate at Saint Saviour and Lord Olivier was a choirboy and boat boy here.
The founder of modern lawn tennis, Major Walter Clopton Wingfield (1833-1912) was a regular worshipper and the writer, Sir Compton Mackenzie (18831972), was married in the Church.
Diana, Princess of Wales worked at the Young England Kindergarten in our Hall prior to her marriage to Prince Charles.
Following the tragic death of the Princess a commemorative tree was planted in the Hall courtyard.
A bench seat in her memory stands by the main doors to the building. The Young England Kindergarten use our Church Hall to this day.