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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)
Captain Kidd Public House
Home to a drink and a famous Pirate
Location: Off Wapping Rose Garden
Description: The second of the historic riverside pubs commemorates the famous pirate, Captain Kidd.
He in fact was a wealthy man, having married an heiress and so did not need to resort to piracy. He was finally caught and executed in 1701.
Go into the pub where a board on the right of the entrance passage records his story. There is also a gibbet in the pub riverside garden
Tagged in this Tour: Elizabethan & Stuart London
Tagged in this Tour: Pirates and penthouses at the old London Docks