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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)
19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)
19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.
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.