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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th September 1924 Born today: Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)
24th September 1918 Born today: Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
24th September 1917 Born today: William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier and Vagaries)
24th September 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
24th September 1717 Horace Walpole, art historian and gothic author was born in London.
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