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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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.
15th August 1950 Princess Anne, was born in St James Palace, London.
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.
15th August 1858 Childrens author Edith Nesbit was born in Kennington, London.
Londons 1st Fish and Chip shop
This is where London's first fish and chip shop used to be.
Location: 78/80 Cleveland Way, Bethnal Green
Description: This is where young apprentice Joseph (Joe) Malin, 13 years old, masterminds London's first ever fish and chip shop. It is likely that he and his family began making fish and chips in their home and then young Joe would sell them on the street. They likely had a fishmonger's shop here and sometime after 1860 turned it into a fish and chip shop.
In the 1891 census he is listed as a fishmonger, as is his wife, and his daughter a potato peeler!