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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st November 1943 7 Belgian ministers in London sentence King Leopold III
21st November 1941 Born today: Juliet Mills, London England, actress (Nanny and the Professor, QB VII)
21st November 1934 Uiver returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race
21st November 1781 Watercolour artist Cornelius Varley born in Hackney, East London.
21st November 1696 J Vanbrughes Relapse or Virtue in Danger, premieres in 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.
Tagged in this Tour: Rebels, Radicals & Rough Justice