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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
St George in the East
The church in Long Good Friday where Harold's car gets blown up.
Location: Cannon Street Road, London, E1 0BH
Description: This is one of Nicholas Hawksmoor's churches which survived being badly hit during the blitz in 1941.
It was here the 1980 British gangster movie The Long Good Friday that Harold Shand's mum goes to a service and when his Rolls Royce is blown up in the churchyard. Her lucky escape triggered the chain of events in the rest of the film.