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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
Beddington Roman Villa
The archeological wonder of Beddington's Roman Villa is here.
Location: Beddington Sewage Works, Croydon
Description: Here at these old sewage works a Roman Villa with a Bath House was discovered by excavation in 1871, and then followed up again in 1959-62 and 1981-87.
Prior to 1871, in 1736 Roman foundations, pottery and stone were discovered during ploughing and in 1889 two rooms were discovered which were thought to contain a hypocaust.
Neolithic pottery and Bronze Age and Iron Age settlement have been discovered.