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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th January 1986 The Wapping dispute begins with 6,000 newspaper workers going on strike after protracted negotiation with their employers, News International breaks down.

24th January 1958 Squeeze pianist & TV presenter Jools Holland was born in Blackheath, London.

24th January 1664 Born today: John Vanbrugh, London, dramatist/architect (baptized)

The Battle of Waterloo 2



The Battle of Waterloo 2

This is where 8 gang members were killed in a riot in 1927

Location: 81 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, SE1 8UD

Description: In 1927 a full scale gang riot broke out here outside the Duke of Wellington pub, dubbed at the the Battle of Waterloo.

Pitched battles between Charles 'Wag' McDonald's and ruthless Little Italy hoodlum Charles Sabini's gangs broke out across the city, reaching a climax when eight people were killed here. The Home Secretary and government were so concerned that they quickly introduced a raft of new police powers to deal with such gangs.


Tagged in this Tour: The London Riots Tour

Themes: MurderMurder Theme  PubPub Theme  CrimeCrime Theme
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The Battle of Waterloo 2

This is where 8 gang members were killed in a riot in 1927


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