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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.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
The famous dogs and cats home in Battersea.
Location: 4 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, SW8 4AA
Description: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (and formerly known as the Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs, and The Battersea Dogs Home) is the UK's oldest and most famous home for dogs and cats. It is financed by voluntary donations with an income of almost 12.2 million in 2010.
In September 2012, the ITV documentary For the Love of Dogs hosted by Paul O'Grady saw the host follow the work of Battersea over seven weeks.