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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.

16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)

16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.

16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)

16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.go to related location

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

The Lamb's Snob Screens



The Lamb's Snob Screens

One of the few Victorian pubs with 'snob screens'.

Location: 94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Holborn, London, WC1N 3LZ

Description: The Lamb was built in 1729 and the pub and the street were named after William Lamb who had erected a water conduit along the street in 1577.

The Lamb was refurbished in the Victorian era and is one of the few remaining pubs with 'snob screens' which prevented the well to do drinker having to see the common man drinking in the bar, and vice versa.

The Lamb found fame as a theatrical haunt when the A-list included Sir Henry Irving and stars of music hall; they're commemorated in vintage photos, surrounded by well-worn seats, much polished wood and a few vintage knick-knacks.

A Polyphon, a kind of Victorian jukebox, occupies one corner, and by all accounts it still works.

Author Charles Dickens who lived locally is reputed to have frequented the Lamb.



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The Lamb's Snob Screens

One of the few Victorian pubs with 'snob screens'.


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