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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
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.