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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th February 1915 Comedian Dick Emery was born in Bloomsbury, London.
19th February 1897 Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker and acrobat died from diabetes in Ealing.
19th February 1838 Jane Alsop's terrifying encounter with Spring Heeled Jack.
19th February 1401 William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned 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.