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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.
Turin Brakes... Balham Boys
Turin Brakes - Ollie and Gale - hail from Balham, South London.
Location: Balham , South London, SW12
Description: Yes indeed, stars of the superb long players, 'Jackinabox', 'Ether Song', and 'The Optomist' - Ollie and Gale (aka Turin Brakes), I am reliably informed hail from Balham...or the 'gateway to the south'. Why not pay South London a visit and take in a pint at the Bedford...a pilgrimage to 'Turin'!