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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st January 1996 Late 80's pop-dance duo The London Boys were both killed in a car crash in Austria.
21st January 1976 Born today: Emma Lee Bunton, Baby Spice, Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)
21st January 1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
21st January 1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
21st January 1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46
21st January 1944 447 German bombers attack London
21st January 1929 Robert Sherriff's Journey's End, premieres in London
21st January 1878 Cleopatra's Needle arrives in England at Gravesend, after a journey of 4 months.
21st January 1670 Claude Duval, the Gentleman Highwayman, was hanged at Tyburn.
One of London's best new parks and walking routes.
Location: Kensington Road, Northolt, UB5
Description: This splendid new open space was opened in 2008 using excavated earth from the original Wembley Stadium and nearby White City shopping centre to create stunning hills and earthscapes.
The four conical mounds cleverly help to reduce noise and visual pollution from the heavily-used A40, as well as providing some super panoramic views for hikers.
The name Northala is how the old manor house of Northall (Northolt) was originally written in the Domesday book of 1086.
Also here are 6 fishing lakes supported by a fishing charity, a model boating lake plus plenty of biodiverse wildlife ponds, streams and wetlands.