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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
Brockwell Park's Walled Garden
Lambeth's best kept secret kitchen garden in Brockley Park.
Location: Brockwell Park, Lambeth, London
Description: Here is a secret and secluded old English walled garden, with rose beds, and a delightful mixture of herbaceous bedding, providing almost year-round interest.
This used to form the kitchen garden for old Brockwell Hall, demolished in 1809 by glass manufacturer John Blades.
The gardens are open to the public up to an hour before the main park gates are closed.