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TOUR OF THE MONTH
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.
A Renowned Spring Fair
'Mayfair' - named after a disreputable Spring Fair
Location: Mayfair, London, W1V
Description: Very close to Hyde Park Corner, in fact North-East as the crow flies is the fashionable area that has it's roots in the past, in fact it was named after a disreputable Spring Fair that used to be held there.
'Mayfair' was home to a fair that began on May 1st and went on for 15 days, it was closed down in 1764 after residents complained about the blatant disregard for decent behaviour and the abundance of whores and tomfoolery...So now you know.