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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)
19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow
19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)
19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch
19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.
The Hand and Shears
A bar and a place of hanging for prisoners in days of old.
Location: 1 Middle Street, EC1A 7JA
Description: What a history....in times of old prisoners would have their cases heard upstairs and if the judgement went against them, they were allowed a drink at the bar on the way to the gallows....fancy a bloody mary!