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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
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.