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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd April 1975 Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, premieres in London

23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London

23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged

23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London

23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.go to related location

23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London

23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London

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Abney Park Cemetary



Abney Park Cemetary

One of the great garden cemeteries of London.

Location: Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0LH

Description: This former cemetary turned nature park was one of the 'magnificent seven' garden cemeteries of London. Since 1991 it's been turned into a delightful woodland memorial park and Local Nature Reserve managed by the Abney Park Trust.

Its centre-piece is the stunning Abney Park Chapel, a landmark to religious toleration, open to all.

Today it's great for runners, strollers and includes educational facilities - crafts workshops, training centre/ classroom, and a visitors centre. There is still a cemetery function, managed by the council.

Many famous people are interred here:

1. The founders of the Salvation Army, William and Catherine Booth.

2. Music hall legends Albert Chavalier and George Leybourne.

3. Chartists James Bronterre OBrien, Henry Vincent and Benjamin Lucraft.

4. Prominent nonconformists include Dr Newman Hall, Dr John Pye Smith, Dr Andrew Reed, Dr Thomas Binney, William Brock, James Sherman, Emily Gosse, Thomas Burchell and Samuel Oughton.

5. Notable horticulturists include James Shirley Hibberd and Conrad Loddiges.

6. Educational philanthropists include Sir Hugh Owen and Samuel Morley.

7. Joanna Vassa, daughter of the famous black author and abolitionist Olaudah Equiano, is buried here; as is the black author and playwright Eric Walrond.

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Abney Park Cemetary

One of the great garden cemeteries of London.


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