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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

15th October 1984 Leonard Rossiter (Rising Damp) died waiting to go on stage at the Lyric Theatre, London.

15th October 1959 Born today: Sarah Magaret Fergusson, [Fergie], London England, Duchess of York

15th October 1940 London's Waterloo Station bombed by Germans

15th October 1940 Heavy German air raid on London, 400 killed

Lord Byron's Bolthole



Lord Byron's Bolthole

Back in 1813, poet Lord Byron lived next door to this very pub

Location: 6 Bennet Street, St James's, SW1A 1RP

Description: Lord Byron's Bolthole?...Well it might have been...Back in 1813, poet Lord Byron lived next door to this very pub - the 'Blue Posts'.

Indeed the pub was actually destroyed in World War II but even prior to this a pub of this name was mentioned on this site by the Restoration dramatist George Etheredge as early as 1667.

And so to the name...the, Blue Posts, (two azure painted poles) once stood in the tavern's forecourt and served as an advertisement for a fleet of sedan chairs which used to ply for hire in Bennet Street. So now you know.


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Lord Byron's Bolthole

Back in 1813, poet Lord Byron lived next door to this very pub


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