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The London Tennis Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th June 2016 David Camerons Nightmare - the United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union.

24th June 1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London

24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)

24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London

24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Highgate Hill's Memorial Story



Highgate Hill's Memorial Story

Dick Whittington and his cat are remembered here.

Location: Highgate Hill, N19

Description: At the bottom of Highgate Hill sits a memorial, a spot which according to legend, was a resting place for a man and a cat!

I know...an odd combination, but it was here that Dick Whittington supposedly heard the Bow Bells that summoned him back to London and a better life.

Many people are still familiar with this rags-to-riches tale, which sees Dick, a poor boy from Gloucester, making his way to London to seek his fortune, with a little help from his feline friend.


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Highgate Hill's Memorial Story

Dick Whittington and his cat are remembered here.


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