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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd July 1989 Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe was born in West London.
23rd July 1986 The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, second son of Queen Elizabeth II , was married to Sarah Ferguson in Westminster Abbey.
23rd July 1975 Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends, premieres in London
23rd July 1966 England beat Argentina 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Semi-Finals.
23rd July 1947 Born today: David Essex, London, rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day)
23rd July 1946 Born today: Andy MacKay, London, rock sax/oboe (Roxy Music-Dance Away)
23rd July 1940 Blitz all-night air raid by German bombers on London begins
23rd July 1900 Pan-African Congress meets in London
23rd July 1863 Alexandra Park opens in North 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.