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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd March 1948 Born today: Musicals Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, in Kensington.
22nd March 1946 Born today: Laraine Ashton, fashion models' agent (London)
22nd March 1928 Noel Coward's musical This Year of Grace, premieres in London
The Ship and Blue Ball
Here in the 1960s, the 'Great Train Robbery' was planned.
Location: 13 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A
Description: It was here in the 1960s that the 'Great Train Robbery' was planned and, allegedly, a false wall in the games room concealed the stolen millions.
The pub sadly closed in 1994 and is now in commercial use as flats.