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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.

16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)

16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.

16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)

16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.go to related location

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

Coalhouse Fort



Coalhouse Fort

Restored fort on the banks of the Thames at Tilbury.

Location: Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, RM18 8PB

Description: This Victorian coastal defence fort was built between 1861 and 1864, near the foundations of an earlier Henrician blockhouse costing about 130,000.

It provided armament between 1874 and the end of World War II when it became a degaussing station.

It was originally built as part of the Palmerston Folly Forts to defend against Europe after Henry VIII abolished Catholicism in England.

Forts were also built on the opposite side of the Thames, in Kent, at Cliff and Shorne.

This first line of defence was backed up by two more upgraded forts at Tilbury and Gravesend.


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Coalhouse Fort

Restored fort on the banks of the Thames at Tilbury.


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