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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.
The Old Bell Tavern
Built in 1670 for those rebuilding the St. Brides Church
Location: 95 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1DH
Description: This modest pub was built in the 1670's for the workmen and masons who were rebuilding St. Brides Church (designed by Sir Christopher Wren), after it was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. The Olde Bell has been a licensed tavern for more than 300 years and has a long association with Fleet Street's printers.