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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th June 2011 Peace campaigner Brian Haw, who camped from 2001 to 2011 outside Parliament, dies from lung cancer.

18th June 1977 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook, beaten and robbed by London pub

18th June 1963 Born today: Omar Londono, jockey

18th June 1929 Born today: James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)

18th June 1817 Waterloo Bridge (2formerly Strand Bridge) was officially opened by the Prince Regent.

18th June 1583 Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on William Gibbons, premium was 383

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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