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The London Riots Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th August 1999 Jef Smith, a Freeman of the City of London, drove a herd of two sheep across Tower Bridge.

19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London

19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London

19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.go to related location

19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Notting Hill Carnival Facts



Notting Hill Carnival Facts

The Notting Hill Carnival began in 1964 and still going strong

Location: Chepstow Road, W2

Description: The Notting Hill Carnival began in 1964 by the West Indians and Trinidadians who were facing racial tensions in London during the 1950s, and this small street parade has grown to play host to more than two million people.

The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest arts festival in Europe. It is now only second to Rio with the route three miles from start to finish.

And finally...For a Carnival to be the fully-fledged real thing it needs five components:

1: Mas: The costumed processions and floats
2: Calypso: Traditional Trinidadian music
3: Soca: Calypso's modern, more energetic form
4: Steelpan: Traditional Trinidadian instrument which is either static, or worn around the neck
5: Static Sound Systems: Originally from Jamaica, playing a range of music.

So get on down there every year on August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday.


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Notting Hill Carnival Facts

The Notting Hill Carnival began in 1964 and still going strong


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