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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th March 1888 Born today: Jameson Thomas, London England, actor (Farmer's Wife)
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The Freemason's Arms
One of the few original London Skittles alleys still in use.
Location: 32 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London, NW3 1NT
Description: This gastro pub has a surviving London Skittles pell mell court from the original (long demolished) pub. The game involves rolling a big wooden ball through iron hoops and was a worm of croquet without the mallet.
There's also a skittle alley in the cellar, basically nine pin bowling with a large cheese! Quite rare to see nowadays!