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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th May 1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled

26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.

26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London

26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London

26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.

26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)

26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.go to related location

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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