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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
Ministry of Silly Walks
This was the start of the Ministry of Silly Walks sketch & more.
Location: Thorpebank Road, Hammersmith, London
Description: The Pythons have said they chose this street because it was so nondescript.
Here was the location of the Gas Cooker Sketch, and the Seduced Milkmen Sketch amongst quite a few others.
It was also the start of the infamous Ministry of Silly Walks sketch.
Tagged in this Tour: London general 2012
Tagged in this Tour: The TV Comedy Location Tour