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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

Ruislip Woods



Ruislip Woods

The largest woods in London.

Location: Ducks Hill Road, Ruislip

Description: Ruislip Woods are the largest wooded area in the London area and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

It comprises four separate woods: Park Wood, Mad Bess Wood and Copse Wood in Ruislip, with Bayhurst Wood in Harefield.

It's also a National Nature Reserve in West London, and the first in England in an urban area.

Fragments unearthed date back to the Bronze Age.

Timber from these woods have been used in the construction of the Tower of London in 1339, Windsor Castle in 1344, the Palace of Westminster in 1346 and the manor of the Black Prince in Kennington.

These are recorded when the woods were owned by Bec Abbey. Then it was transferred to Kings College, Cambridge who became lords of the manor in 1451.

It February 1931 the woods and surrounding buildings were sold by Kings College to the local council.


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Ruislip Woods

The largest woods in London.


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