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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.
24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)
24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)
24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).
24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.
Kensal Green Cemetery
Kensington's grand Victorian cemetery.
Location: 385 Ladbroke Grove, Kensington, NW10 5JX
Description: This grand 'Magnificent Seven' cemetery in Kensington was founded in 1833 by the Barrister George Frederick Carden. It's 72 acres of conservation area and an adjoining a canal.
English Heritage say it now has over 130 listed tombs, memorials and mausoleums, eight of which are grade II. So many great people lay here including Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859), daredevil Emile Blondin, authors Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) and William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), and scientist Charles Babbage (1791-1871).
Notable cremations here include singer Freddie Mercury and actress Ingrid Bergman.
Tagged in this Tour: The Magnificent Seven