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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 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.