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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres 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.