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The London Tennis Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st June 1982 Princess Diana gives birth to her first son, Prince William.

21st June 1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical Evita, premiers in London

21st June 1944 Born today: Ray Davies, London, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing)

21st June 1937 The first TV broadcast of a tennis match from Wimbledon was of a first round match between Bunny Austin and George Rogers.go to related location

21st June 1930 Born today: Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London)

21st June 1921 Born today: Jean Kent, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)

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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