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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 Globe Theatre
300 pounds is all it took to become part of theatre history
Location: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT
Description: When Sam Wanamaker came up with the idea of creating the new Globe Theatre he came up with an idea to involve the public.
Anyone who donated 300 pounds towards the cost of building it could have their name inscribed on a flagstone in the courtyard.
The idea was upheld and people made donations.
There is even one with the name William Shakespeare on but I believe he is not related to the original playright.
Tagged in this Tour: Elizabethan & Stuart London
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