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The Beatles take London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th January 1931 Buster Edwards, great train robber, inspiration for Phil Collins' Buster, was born in Lambeth.

27th January 1926 1st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, London

27th January 1805 Born today: Samuel Palmer, London, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision)

27th January 1606 Eight surviving conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot, including Fawkes, were convicted and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

The Old Nun's Head



The Old Nun's Head

A nun was decapitated here, her head was displayed on a post

Location: Nunhead Green, SE15

Description: The pub stands on the site of a nunnery which was demolished in the Reformation. The abbess was decapitated, and her head displayed on a pole.


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The Old Nun's Head

A nun was decapitated here, her head was displayed on a post


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