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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)
28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)
28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London
28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.
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.