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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:
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements. - Joshua Reynolds
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On this day:
Captain Kidd Hanged for Piracy - 1701, Whipsnade Zoo Opened - 1931
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