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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd August 1946 Legendary The Who drummer Keith Moon was born in Wembley, London.

23rd August 1940 German Luftwaffe begins night bombing on London

23rd August 1933 First televised boxing match took place in London, between Archie Sexton and Laurie Raiteri.

23rd August 1905 Born today: Leonard Constant Lambert, London England, composer (King Pest)

23rd August 1617 1st one-way streets open (London)

The Queen's Head



The Queen's Head

This is the pub where Charlie Chaplin's Uncle was landlord.

Location: 71 Black Prince Road, Lambeth

Description: One of the landlords was Charlie Chaplins Uncle Spencer, and Charlie is known to have frequented here. It was rebuilt in 1890 and Spencer WT Chaplin was the new landlord, and lasted until 1899.

During the war (about 1944) it changed it's address from 44 Broad Street to 71 Black Prince Road.

Is Chaplin's autobiography he recalls that his characteristic walk was based on the gait of a man called Rummy Binks, who took care of the horses here at the Queen's Head. The character of the Little Tramp hailed from this pub!

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The Queen's Head

This is the pub where Charlie Chaplin's Uncle was landlord.


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