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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.
Francis Bacon's Drug Bust
Francis Bacon's flat and studio.
Location: 80 Narrow Street, Limehouse
Description: Figurative painter Francis Bacon lived and worked in a studio at this house during his turbulent 1960's and early 1970's phase.
It's where his lover George Dyer planted cannabis and Bacon was subsequently arrested.