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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd April 1975 Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, premieres in London

23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London

23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged

23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London

23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.go to related location

23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London

23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London

23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Brixton Tate Library



Brixton Tate Library

The library built by the man who invented the sugar cube.

Location: Brixton Oval, Brixton, London, SW2 1JQ

Description: This library was built in 1892 in Victorian Classical style by sugar magnate, philanthropist and great friend of Brixton, Henry Tate.

This beautiful building houses a fine collection of literature, film and music. Tate’s widow donated the large open area outside the library as a public area. Known as ‘Tate’s Garden’ it is in fact largely concrete, but is home to an impressive statuary bust of Sir Henry Tate.

Tate invented the sugar cube.


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Brixton Tate Library

The library built by the man who invented the sugar cube.


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My granparents lived close to the library in Rosetta st which was demolished in the 60s and the street name was relocated close by.my grandfather drove trams and my brother Archie and I used to wait on the corner by the library in the hope of catching a tram that he was driving.In september 2007 a lovely cab driver called Richard helped me find the spot again and i spent a wonderful nostalgic moment or two close to where I enjoyed some very happy times as a chld the only way I was able to find the spot was because I remembered the library on the corner. The tate free library as I now know its called, played a very special part in my childhood. I have never been inside but next year I will! (roy taylor)
Posted by roy taylor on 2008-03-26
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