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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
Star Wars was filmed here and Jar Jar Binks is born
Location: off Grove Mill Lane
Description: This is an ancient woodland near the town Watford.
Star Wars fans will remember it as the forest on Naboo where Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi first meet Jar Jar Binks.
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, is a 1999 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the fourth film to be released in the Star Wars saga, as the first of a three-part prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy.
Tagged in this Tour: Star Wars Tour