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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
Wilfred Brambles arrest was here
This is where actor Wilfred 'Dirty old man' Bramble was arrested
Location: 1 Shepherd's Bush Green, London, w12 8ph
Description: This funky subterranean bunker-type club (now called Ginglik) used to be a public toilet.
In fact it was THE public toilet where Wilfred Bramble, the actor who played Albert 'Dirty old man' Steptoe, was arrested and subsequently convicted of trying to procure a sexual partner.