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The Beatles take London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd January 1970 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, NY to London in 6 hours

22nd January 1967 Born today: Olivia d'Abo, London England, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy)

22nd January 1946 Punk pioneer Malcolm McLaren was born in Stoke Newington.go to related location

22nd January 1927 The first ever live football radio commentary for Arsenal v Sheff Utd.go to related location

22nd January 1920 England football manager Sir Alf Ramsey was born in Dagenham.go to related location

22nd January 1876 The Royal Aquarium amusement park opened in Westminster.go to related location

The Two Puddings



The Two Puddings

A great pub that once reigned over the Olympic Games destination

Location: 27 Broadway, Stratford, E15

Description: Through four decades, from 1962 until 2000, Eddie Johnson was landlord of the celebrated 'Two Puddings' in Stratford, becoming London's longest serving licensee in the process and witnessing a transformation in the East End.

And it stood on this very spot.

When Eddie took it on, the Two Puddings was the most notorious pub in the area, known locally as the Butcher's Shop on account of the amount of blood spilt. Yet he established the Puddings as a prime destination, opening Britain's first disco and presenting a distinguished roll call of musicians including The Who - though the pub never quite shook off its violent notoriety.

'I've had a lot of blows,' Eddie says... Even at eighty, Eddie retains a powerful and charismatic demeanour - very tall, still limber and tanned with thick white hair. Of the old East End, yet confident to carry himself in any company, Eddie admits to he was the first from his side of town to make it into Peter Langan's Brasserie in Stratton St, mixing with a very different clientele from that in Stratford Broadway. It was indicative of the possibility of class mobility at the time, and there were plenty from the West End who were persuaded to take the trip east and experience the vibrant culture on offer at the Puddings.

Read more here - http://spitalfieldslife.com/2012/08/08/at-the-two-puddings/


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The Two Puddings

A great pub that once reigned over the Olympic Games destination


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Matt Johnson, vocalist and songwriter for the band The The is the son of the landlord of the two puddings. He was on newsnight on monday 13th august discussing the olympic legacy for the area. (Anonymous)
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-08-15
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