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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
Elephant & Castle Subway
The most bizarre system of blind corners and dark alleys...
Location: Elephant & Castle Station, SE1 6LW
Description: Redesigned in the 1950s... the council implemented the most bizarre system of blind corners, dark alleys, hidden walkways...a mugger's paradise. Thank the lord for CCTV. Apparently it is due for 'redevelopment'!