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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I 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.