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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
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.