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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

15th August 1994 Shepherd Mead, London England, dies of stroke at 80

15th August 1992 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies

15th August 1973 David Storey's Cromwell, premieres in London

15th August 1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting

15th August 1961 Matt Johnson, lead singer of The The, was born in London.go to related location

15th August 1950 Princess Anne, was born in St James Palace, London.go to related location

15th August 1946 Comedy actor and presenter Tony Robinson was born in Homerton, London.

15th August 1928 Born today: Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)

15th August 1875 Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London.go to related location

15th August 1858 Childrens author Edith Nesbit was born in Kennington, London.go to related location

The Spaghetti House Siege



The Spaghetti House Siege

The scene of a 5 day armed robbery/siege.

Location: 77 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RB

Description: This Italian restaurant was the scene of something of the movies back in 1975. For five days, six hostages were held by armed robbers in the cellar of Spaghetti House before being released.

It all started on the 28th September 1975 when nine staff of the long running chain (still open today) gathered downstairs to collect the week's takings amounting to almost 13,000.

Three men burst in on them and led the all Italian staff, down into a small basement storeroom, although one man managed to escape and alert the police who quickly swooped and assessed the situation.

The gunmen held them in a cramped and hot but well-stocked storeroom. They eventually released two hostages who had became ill. After 5 days they released the others safely and handed themselves in to police without a struggle.


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The Spaghetti House Siege

The scene of a 5 day armed robbery/siege.


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