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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.
22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)
22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies
22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.
Camden Catacombs, 21 feet under
An extensive range of passages, constructed in the 19th century.
Location: Camden Lock Place, NW1
Description: An extensive range of passages, constructed in the 19th century - they were used as stables for horses and pit ponies working on the railways. From Primrose Hill to Camden Lock...21 foot down, there's even an underground pool for canal boats down there somewhere.