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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

29th March 1992 Princess Diana's father dies from a heart attack in a London hospital.

29th March 1979 Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine, premieres in London

29th March 1959 Born today: Marina Sirtis, London, actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation)

29th March 1871 the Albert Hall was opened by Queen Victoria.go to related location

29th March 1869 Born today: Edwin Lutyens, architect, London

The Royal Oak



The Royal Oak

This is where the Arsenal FC founders named the club Arsenal.

Location: 83 Woodman St, London, E16 2LN

Description: Arsenal Football Club began life when a group of workers at the Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory decided to form a football team in late 1886.

They were originally known as Dial Square, as one of the workshops within the Arsenal was called Dial Square, the name chosen to represent the team, winning their first match 6-0 over the Eastern Wanderers.

However at a meeting here at the Royal Oak, next to Woolwich Arsenal Station, on Christmas day 1886 the name of Dial Square was changed, and a combination of Royal Oak and Woolwich Arsenal resulted in the regal sounding name Royal Arsenal.

The name was later changed to Woolwich Arsenal in 1891 when they turned professional, joining the Football League in 1893, and later to just Arsenal in 1914.

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The Royal Oak

This is where the Arsenal FC founders named the club Arsenal.


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