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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th April 1966 Spin-bowling Cricketer Phil Tufnell was born in Barnet, London.
29th April 1943 Noel Coward's Present Laughter, premieres in London
29th April 1923 Born today: Maxine Audley, London, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards)
29th April 1879 Born today: Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
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.