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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)
24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey.
Valentines Park, the finest in North Ilford.
Location: Emerson Road, Ilford, IG1 4XA
Description: Valentines Park nestles between Ilford and Gants Hill and is the largest park in Redbridge.
Built in 1697, Valentines Mansion dominates the North End of the park with a delightful kitchen garden and was the location for series 2 of the Great British Bake Off. The one where local sugar-addicted squirrels attacked their stores of food so much that they adopted plastic containers from then on.