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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)
19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)
19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.
Arizona's Piece Of London
London Bridge - demolished and resurrected in the USA.
Location: London Bridge, SE1
Description: Who'd have thought it possible...but between 1968 and 1971 London Bridge was demolished and the remains of this glorious construction weren't used for road building...No!
In fact it was sold for 1 million pounds and resurrected at Lake Havusu City theme park in Arizona, USA. Why, well, London can do anything!
Tagged in this Tour: The Bridges That Made London