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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals
17th December 1936 Singer Tommy Steele, born in Bermondsey, London.
17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)
Ranelagh Pleasure Gardens
It was here that Mozart played at a benefit concert aged just 9.
Location: Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London
Description: Here in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea are the Ranelagh Gardens, two hundreds years ago this was THE place to have afternoon tea.
For a fee anyone could stroll around the gardens, listen to live music, enjoy the spectacular rotunda, ornamental lake and Chinese Pavilion.
Here on June 29th 1765 the 9 year old Wolfgang Mozart performed his own compositions on the harpsichord and organ for a benefit concert in aid of a newly established maternity hospital.
Now the site of the annual Chelsea Flower Show.