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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th May 1993 Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies
27th May 1957 Siouxsie Sioux, singer of punk rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees, was born in London.
27th May 1922 Born today: Christopher Lee, London England, actor (Hound of Baskervilles)
27th May 1898 Arthur Pinero's Trelawney of the 'Wells', premieres in London
27th May 1199 The Coronation of John I in Westminster Abbey.
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!