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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.
The Clerk's Well
The well that gave Clerkenwell it's name can be seen here.
Location: Well Court, Clerkenwell, London
Description: The Clerks Well you can see in the basement of Well Court, can be seen from Street level in Farringdon Lane - peers through the windows.
It was this well that gives its name to the area now known as Clerkenwell and near here was the scene of medieval miracle plays that was performed by the local Parish Clerks of London.
The well was located in the boundary wall of St Mary's Nunnery, and after the dissolution of the nunnery and the boundary wall was destroyed the well was lost. This ancient water hole was only rediscovered during rebuilding in Farringdon Lane in 1924.
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