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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
The House they left behind
Every house was demolished in the blitz here except this one.
Location: 27 Ropemakers Fields, Narrow Street, Limehouse, E14 8BX
Description: This gastro eaterie is called 'The House', a catchier name than it's former full title. The whole terrace was demolished during the blitz except for this hardy set of bricks.
Previous to that it was called The Black Horse and was built in 1857.
Features many original artworks and oil paintings inside.
Rope fibres were once laid out to be twisted together in Ropemakers Fields. Hops grew outside the pub for use in the Limehouse Brewery in Fore Street.
Tagged in this Tour: Curios
Tagged in this Tour: Quirky London