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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd January 1967 Born today: Olivia d'Abo, London England, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy)
22nd January 1946 Punk pioneer Malcolm McLaren was born in Stoke Newington.
22nd January 1927 The first ever live football radio commentary for Arsenal v Sheff Utd.
22nd January 1920 England football manager Sir Alf Ramsey was born in Dagenham.
22nd January 1876 The Royal Aquarium amusement park opened in Westminster.
Woolwich Town Hall
The magnificent Victoria Hall is a must for Open House events.
Location: Wellington Street, Woolwich, SE18 6PW
Description: Woolwich Town Hall was designed by Alfred architect Brumwell Thomas and formally opened on 13 January 1906 by Will Crooks MP and blessed by the local Bishop.
This is classic Edwardian baroque splendour with a huge clock tower and the magnificent triple-domed Victoria Hall.
It also features a grand staircase and some fine stained glass windows by Geoffrey Webb of notable Woolwich events in history including the visit of Charles I to see his great ship The Sovereign of the Seas in 1637.
Many exhibitions have been held here and mayoral meetings over the years.
Check out the great marble statue of Queen Victoria in the Victoria Hall.