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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
The Albion Tavern
One of London's largest establishments of this kind
Location: 153 Aldersgate Street, EC1A
Description: One of the largest establishments of the kind in London, it is here that the farewell dinners given by the East India Company to their Governors of India are generally given; and also here that the annual trade sales of principal London publishers take place.
It's an old tavern, having been in use since at least 1790.
The menu for a dinner held in 1884 is as follows:
- Thick Spring Soup
- Dorees a l'Italienne
- Escallopes de Ris de Veau aux Petit Pois
- Poulet a l'Eclarte
- Chines of Mutton
- Ham and Salad
- Ducklings, Goslings, Asparagus
- Fruit Jellies, Pastry
- Ratafia Creams, Compotes of Oranges
- Ice Pudding
The tavern was closed after the war.