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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)
28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)
28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London
28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.
Lambeth Country Show
An annual free event in Brockwell Park, south London.
Location: Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, SE24
Description: What an occasion... the Lambeth Country Show, an annual free event in Brockwell Park, south London.
With variety a plenty...you just might find performing vultures, racing terriers, prize vegetables and bonsai trees while listening to ska, roots reggae and a brass band...or indeed Radio 4!
Amomgst other things, Lambeth Country Fair gives urban kids the chance to interact with animals and learn a little about the countryside.
So why not pay it a visit - the month of July is the time, usually the 17th and 18th.
The park was designed by JJ Sexby who also designed Ruskin Park. It opened in 1892 when at the ceremony TL Bristowe, MP for Norwood, collapsed and died here.