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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.

16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)

16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.

16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)

16th October 1925 Born today: Angela Lansbury, London England, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote)

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

The Eagle at Snaresbrook



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.


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The Eagle at Snaresbrook

Wansteads oldest public house & hotel, Winston Churchills local


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The Eagle at Snaresbrook

Sir Henry Irving stayed there in August 1896. Anyone know why? (Laurence)
Posted by Laurence on 2010-08-21
Originally known as the Spread Eagle and more recently, sadly, as a Toby Carvery. Huh, nothing sadly about it: The carvery is really good!! Who wrote that!?! (Ms Pauline Grace)
Posted by Ms Pauline Grace on 2009-10-06
I know this place very well, spent many a Friday night in their in the late 1970s when I was in the Snaresbrook & Wanstead Young Conservatives or (SWYC...wonder if anyone else out there was in the same gang. (Colin Rixen)
Posted by Colin Rixen on 2008-05-22
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