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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Greenberry Hill



Greenberry Hill

Primrose Hill was once called Greenberry Hill after 3 murderers.

Location: Primrose Hill, London

Description: Primrose Hill rises to 219 feet with fab views of London, and once (not surprisingly) covered by Primroses. It was turned into a public space in 1853 thanks to a Mr Hume MP exchanging a piece of Crown land near Windsor for it from Eton College.

It used to be called Greenberry Hill, and allegedly (and probably coincidentally) to have been named after Robert Green, Henry Berry, and Lawrence Hill, who were executed in 1682 for the murder of rich timber merchant Sir Edmundbury Godfrey, a Justice of the Peace. It's thought that the 3 accused brought the body to Primrose Hill after murdering him at Somerset House.


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Greenberry Hill

Primrose Hill was once called Greenberry Hill after 3 murderers.


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This is where the cover photo for the seminal Rolling Stones album Between the Buttons was taken by Gered Mankowitz. The shoot took place at 5:30 in the morning following an all night recording session at Olympic Studios. (BobG)
Posted by BobG on 2012-03-24
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