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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th September 1930 Noel Coward's Private Lives, premieres in London

24th September 1924 Born today: Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)

24th September 1918 Born today: Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)

24th September 1917 Born today: William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier and Vagaries)

24th September 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London

24th September 1717 Horace Walpole, art historian and gothic author was born in London.go to related location

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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