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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
Kenwood Ladies' Bathing Pond
The ladies only swimming pond in Hampstead Heath.
Location: Hampstead Heath, off Millfield Lane, Highgate
Description: Kenwood Ladies' Pond is the most northerly pond on the east of Hampstead Heath just off Millfield Lane. It's the only pond on Hampstead Heath reserved solely for ladies' swimming and is open to all ladies and girls aged over 8 years old.
The former 18th century reservoir became ladies only in 1926 after ladies had little access to a safe place to bathe in the early 20th century.
All lifeguards are also female.