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Did you know that the first British-grown examples of Tamarisk, Acacia, Mahogany and Maple trees were all grown in the gardens of Fulham Palace , summer residence of the Bishops of London? They were grown by Bishop Henry Compton (who held the post from 1675 to 1713), a noted botanist. One of his predecessors grew grapes there, some of which Elizabeth I ate.

Did you know that Britains 1st speed bumps were installed on Linver Rd in Fulham in 1984

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Dan Maskell
Daniel Radcliffe
Henry Holland
John Osborne
Susannah York

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One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak. - GK Chesterton
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On this day:
Magna Carta Signed - 1215, The Peasants' Revolt ends - 1381, First Botanic Garden in Britain - 1621, Alcock and Brown complete 1st non stop flight across the Atlantic - 1919
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