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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
The Latymer School
Popular public school that Bruce Forsyth went to.
Location: Haselbury Road, Edmonton, N9 9TN
Description: The Latymer School is a selective grammar school for boys and girls aged 11 to 18. It was founded in 1624 when a City merchant Edward Latymer bequeathed certain property to trustees on condition that they were to clothe and educate eight poore boies of Edmonton.
The trustees are under a duty to carry out the provisions of his will unto the end of the world.
The Old Latymer on Church Street closed in 1909. Friday 24 September 2010 commemorated the 100th anniversary of the move of The Latymer School to Haselbury Road.
Notable former pupils include TV presenter Bruce Forsyth, director Tim Pope, Fulham footballer Johnny Haynes.
Attendee's who went on to music fame include B.J. Wilson (Procul Harem), James Blake, Jay Sean, Harry McVeigh, and Jack Lawrence-Brown (White Lies).