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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd April 1991 Two trains collided on the DLR at West India Quay.
22nd April 1930 US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd April 1925 Born today: George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)
22nd April 1899 Born today: Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)
22nd April 1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
22nd April 1737 William Hicks (MP for Wallingford) was attacked by highwayman Dick Turpin and associate in a coach travelling to London through Epping Forest.
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!