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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st January 1996 Late 80's pop-dance duo The London Boys were both killed in a car crash in Austria.
21st January 1976 Born today: Emma Lee Bunton, Baby Spice, Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)
21st January 1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
21st January 1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
21st January 1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46
21st January 1944 447 German bombers attack London
21st January 1929 Robert Sherriff's Journey's End, premieres in London
21st January 1878 Cleopatra's Needle arrives in England at Gravesend, after a journey of 4 months.
21st January 1670 Claude Duval, the Gentleman Highwayman, was hanged at Tyburn.
An Enthusiast's Favourite
Another classic boozer that you should not miss
Location: 90 Amhurst Road, E8 1JH
Description: 'The Pembury Tavern' - a grand looking pub in deepest Hackney - has been owned by the excellent Milton Brewery since 2006.
It's a real ale enthusiast's favourite with a great selection of Milton produce, plus ciders and continental bottled beers. Inside, its a big space with lots of hard wood surfaces.
Personal touches are appearing though and beer mats festoon the walls from the guest ales which have featured in their worthwhile mini-festivals.
Bar Billiards and pool are also good to see and the kitchen serves up some hearty pub grub. A good one for the area.