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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd July 2006 Arsenal's new stadium The Emirates officially opened.
22nd July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by plain clothes police at Stockwell tube station.
22nd July 1971 Born today: Charlotte Gainsbourg, London England, actress (Little Thief)
22nd July 1944 Born today: Rick Davies, London England, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp)
22nd July 1928 Fulham football legend Jimmy Hill was born in Balham, South London.
22nd July 1919 De Falla and Massine's Three-cornered Hat, premieres in London
22nd July 1844 Born today: William Archibald Spooner, London, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms)
22nd July 1814 The Earliest known match played at Lord's Cricket Ground.
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.