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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)
24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London
24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey.
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.