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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st January 1996 Late 80's pop-dance duo The London Boys were both killed in a car crash in Austria.
21st January 1976 Born today: Emma Lee Bunton, Baby Spice, Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)
21st January 1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
21st January 1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
21st January 1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46
21st January 1944 447 German bombers attack London
21st January 1929 Robert Sherriff's Journey's End, premieres in London
21st January 1878 Cleopatra's Needle arrives in England at Gravesend, after a journey of 4 months.
21st January 1670 Claude Duval, the Gentleman Highwayman, was hanged at Tyburn.
Alan Sugar's Kebabs
The Apprentice Essex Boy Alan Sugar's new kebab shop.
Location: 70 High Road, Chigwell
Description: This former ancient pub dates back to 1547, and was the original inspiration for The Maypole Inn in Charles Dickens' Barnaby Rudge. It's a grade II* listed building and historic landmark.
In Spring 2010 though local Turkish restaurant Sheesh moved here, financially aided by the pub's new owner Amstrad's Alan Sugar.
Other former drinkers as well as Dickens include Sir Winston Churchill and American director and actor Orson Welles.