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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
15th November 1978 Harold Pinter's Betrayal, premieres in London
15th November 1960 Born today: Tilda Swinton, London England, actress (Orlando)
15th November 1930 Comedian Mike Winters (brother of Bernie) was born in Islington.
15th November 1923 Born today: Peter Hammond, London England, actor (Buccaneers)
15th November 1845 Opera Maritana is produced (London)
Ye Olde Axe
Unexplained noises followed the discovery of bodies here.
Location: 69 Hackney Road
Description: While this dodgy old public house was undergoing major rebuilding work in the 1970's, the remains of two bodies were recovered from beneath it - the sounds that followed, coming from the building late at night convinced many the dead didn't appreciate being disturbed.
The pub is now renowned as a classic East End typical strip pub.