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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th February 1992 Comedian Benny Hill suffers his first heart attack, two months before his death.
24th February 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana get engaged.
24th February 1948 Minder and New Tricks actor Dennis Waterman was born in Clapham, London.
24th February 1939 Born today: George Bain, principal (London Business School)
24th February 1906 Kingsway Tramway opened from Angel, Islington to Aldwych.
24th February 1711 Handel's opera Rinaldo premieres at the Queen's Theatre.
West Hatch High School
Chigwell school that Sally Gunnell attended.
Location: High Road, Chigwell, IG7 5BT
Description: Named after the Western gateway to Epping Forest, West Hatch High School was built here in 1957.
Famous local Chigwell alumni include
actress Vicki Nathan (from TV series Allo Allo!), athlete Sally Gunnell (1992 Barcelona Olympic Games 400m hurdles gold medallist), newsreader Kate Silverton, and artist Mark Wallinger.