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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th January 1944 Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London

16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)

16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56

16th January 1759 British Museum opens in London

The Globe Theatre



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
Tagged in this Tour: London in 4 days

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The Globe Theatre

300 pounds is all it took to become part of theatre history


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