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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
River Lea Crocodile?
Mysterious goose gobbler spotted here, keep your kids close!
Location: River Lea, Hackney
Description: Boat trippers on the River Lea spotted a goose suddenly dragged under the water instantaneously here. Other fowl have gone missing from this area in late 2005 too.
Mr Gallant, of the Lea Rivers Trust, took five people from the Inland Waterways Association up the Lea on 10 July to see how it looks before development starts on the Olympic Village for the 2012 Games. He said:
Whatever that thing was, it had to be big.