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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd July 2006 Arsenal's new stadium The Emirates officially opened.
22nd July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes is shot dead by plain clothes police at Stockwell tube station.
22nd July 1971 Born today: Charlotte Gainsbourg, London England, actress (Little Thief)
22nd July 1944 Born today: Rick Davies, London England, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp)
22nd July 1928 Fulham football legend Jimmy Hill was born in Balham, South London.
22nd July 1919 De Falla and Massine's Three-cornered Hat, premieres in London
22nd July 1844 Born today: William Archibald Spooner, London, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms)
22nd July 1814 The Earliest known match played at Lord's Cricket Ground.
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.