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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th September 1924 Born today: Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)
24th September 1918 Born today: Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
24th September 1917 Born today: William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier and Vagaries)
24th September 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
24th September 1717 Horace Walpole, art historian and gothic author was born in London.
Hornsey Wood Reservoir
The site of a spectacular subterranean secret reservoir.
Location: Finsbury Park
Description: Finsbury Park Reservoir is properly known as the Hornsey Wood Reservoir - an enormous underground reservoir situated below Finsbury Park.
It's inaccessible currently due to problems with the stability of the vast stonework interiors.
It was completed in 1868, the spoil of which was used to artificially build up the north-east section of the park. It's was covered by tennis courts (now long gone) and was capable of holding up to 5 million gallons of water.
Guy Ritchies Sherlock Holmes in 2009, and Paddington in 2014 were both filmed down here.