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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London
18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)
18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)
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.