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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged
23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London
23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.
23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London
23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.
23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London
23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.
The Eagle at Snaresbrook
Wansteads oldest public house & hotel, Winston Churchills local
Location: 73 Hollybush Hill, Snaresbrook, London, e11 1pe
Description: The Eagle is an old coaching Inn on the A11 on the way to and from London and Newmarket, dating from the early 17th century. Winston Churchill (once MP for Wanstead) drank here. The present building dates from the 18th century.
Originally known as the Spread Eagle and more recently, sadly, as a Toby Carvery.
It's often frequented by jurors and defendents from Snaresbrook court across the road.
The painting is a James Pollard from the early 19th century. One of two he painted of the Eagle.