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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th July 1982 IRA bomb attacks in London

20th July 1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks

20th July 1982 T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical Windy City, premieres in London

20th July 1960 Born today: Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend

20th July 1956 Born today: Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)

20th July 1944 Pierre Vinot, French ambassador to London/writer, dies

20th July 1935 Born today: Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)

20th July 1930 Born today: Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)

The Cheapside Cross



The Cheapside Cross

The site of the old Cheapside Cross, destroyed in 1642.

Location: Cheapside, London

Description: This is where the Cheapside Cross, one of the Eleanor Cross's stood. It was destroyed in 1642 by the anti-catholic government. Fragments exist in the British museum.

Cheapside Cross was initially built in 1290 as one of many crosses Edward I erected to mark those places the bier of his beloved wife Eleanor rested on its progress from Herdeby in Lincolnshire, where the queen had died, to Westminster; Charing Cross and Waltham Cross are other examples.

The Bells of St Mary-le-Bow Church were rung to celebrate the demolition of the cross.


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The Cheapside Cross

The site of the old Cheapside Cross, destroyed in 1642.


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