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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
Sits on the gate of Merton Place, Nelson's home.
Location: 15 Merton High Street, SW19
Description: A nice-looking pub that stands in the site of the main gate to Merton Place, Nelson's (the one-eyed mariner) home and where he lived in a menage-a-trois with Lady Emma and Sir William - he bought the house but wanted them both to live there. This uncoventional relationship saw Nelson as a hero at sea...and a child at home!