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Did you know that The Beatles and the Rolling Stones appeared on the same bill only once - at the Royal Albert Hall on September 15th 1963? It was at a gig for chariddy – the Printers’ Pension Corporation, and the MC was Alan Freeman – how’s about that pop pickers?

Did you know that St Mary Abbots Church in Kensington has, at 278 feet, the tallest church spire in London? The Victorian Gothic building was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott , and was completed in 1872.

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Famous Kensington people:

Brian Sewell
GK Chesterton
Harold Jones
Henry Wood
Howard Carter
Hugh Gaitskell
John Gielgud
Max Beerbohm
Patrick Blackett
Queen Victoria
Stirling Moss
Thomas Sopwith
Victor Horsley
Virginia Woolf

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Brit Quote:
The only rule I have found to have any validity in writing is not to bore yourself. - Sir John Mortimer
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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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