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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd August 1945 Noel Coward's revue Sigh no More, premieres in London.

22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)

22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.go to related location

22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)

22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies

22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.go to related location

Watching for Bodysnatchers



Watching for Bodysnatchers

This is the watchhouse to catch the Wanstead bodysnatchers.

Location: St Marys Church, Wanstead

Description: This small shelter was built in 1813 to mark the grave of the sculptor Joseph Wilton (1722-1803), but later, in the 1830s it provided shelter for the guard employed to keep watch for bodysnatchers.



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Watching for Bodysnatchers

This is the watchhouse to catch the Wanstead bodysnatchers.


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