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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd August 1940 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London
23rd August 1933 First televised boxing match took place in London, between Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri.
23rd August 1905 Born today: Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)
23rd August 1617 1st one-way streets open (London)
Volunteers from Paddington
Napoleon Bonaparte was thwarted in this public house
Location: 123 Bayswater Road, W2 3JH
Description: Apart from being an old pub... it dates from the mid 1700s - but this establishment also has a military connection.
It was used as a recruiting station for the 'Paddington Volunteers'. Now these hardy souls were formed to support King and country in fear of invasion from Napoleon Bonaparte, and what a good bunch they were.
Here's hoping they had the opportunity to take a drink when they signed up.