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Did you know that Lambeth Bridge is painted Red to be in harmony with the seat colour of the House of Lords? Rather a strange gesture given that Parliament obstructed the building of the bridge in 1664, 1828, and 1836 – and in 1912 blocked the widening of the one finally constructed in 1860.

Did you know that the oldest fig Tree in Britain stands in Lambeth Palace garden - planted by Cardinal Pole in the 16th Century? It is of the White Marseilles type, said to bear excellent fruit.

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Famous Lambeth people:

Arthur Sullivan
David Haye
Douglas Scott
Frederick Blackman
Gary Rhodes
John Nash
Ken Livingstone
Louise Mensch
Thomas More

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Brit Quote:
There is no real wealth but the labor of man. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
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On this day:
Gulliver’s Travels Published - 1726, Woolwich Tunnel Opens - 1912, Churchill becomes PM again - 1951, Beatles Receive MBEs - 1965, Last Natural Smallpox Case - 1977
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