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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
Quadrophenia....at the cafe
Alfredo's, this lovely deco-style cafe was seen in Quadrophenia.
Location: 4-8 Essex Road, N1 8LN
Description: Once known as Alfredo's, this lovely deco-style cafe provided the location for one of the brawls in the classic 70s film, 'Quadrophenia' - based on the corner of Essex Road and Islington Green. I believe it is now called the S & M Cafe.