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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd September 1924 Illustrator and author Charles Keeping was born in Lambeth.
22nd September 1891 Footballer and writer Charlie Buchan was born in Plumstead.
22nd September 1870 5-time British Wimbledon tennis champion Charlotte Cooper was born in Ealing.
22nd September 1788 Author, practical joker and inventor of the postcard, Theodore Hook, was born in London.
22nd September 1761 The Coronation of George III in Westminster Abbey.
22nd September 1735 Robert Walpole the first British Prime Minister to live at 10 Downing Street.
22nd September 1694 Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, creator of Gregorian calendar, was born in London.
The Green Man
Once the haunt of highwaymen, including Dick Turpin.
Location: Putney Heath, SW15 3NG
Description: What a pub...once the haunt of numerous highwaymen. Indeed, Dick Turpin is reputed to have stored his guns here, while Jerry Abershaw was hanged from a gibbet outside.
Nowadays it is a lot more civilised...the main bar is small, there is a leafy garden at the rear, and the menu and Young's beer are very tasty.