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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.

16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)

16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.

16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)

16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.go to related location

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

The Cockpit



The Cockpit

Last legal cockfight in England staged in this watering hole.

Location: 7 St Andrews Hill, EC4V 5BY

Description: Luckily cockfighting has been illegal for 70 years, but alas once upon time it was as common as pub darts and a game of pool.

The Cockpit, halfway between Blackfriars and St Paul's, is said to have staged the last legal cockfight in England. Indeed, the circular layout of the bar was once the arena and the upstairs gallery where the 'posh' people would have stood to watch and place their bets.

Thanks goodness that time moves on, today it is just a solid pub offering all that pubs should offer...


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The Cockpit

Last legal cockfight in England staged in this watering hole.


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