IN THE NEWS
TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
3rd April 1985 Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London
3rd April 1981 Race riots in London's Brixton area
3rd April 1976 The Sex Pistols open for Joe Strummer's 101's at the Nashville Rooms.
3rd April 1957 Samuel Beckett's Endgame, premieres in London
3rd April 1934 Born today: Jane Goodall, London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)
3rd April 1932 Born today: Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)
3rd April 1893 Born today: Leslie Howard, [Stainer], London, actor (Gone With the Wind)
3rd April 1888 Key Whitechapel prostitute murder prior to Jack the Ripper.
3rd April 1764 Born today: John Abernethy, London, surgeon
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.