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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

14th August 1967 Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland

14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.

14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London

14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)

14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.

14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.

A Market With Mexican Roots



A Market With Mexican Roots

Name derives from Spanish fort in Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Bello.

Location: Portobello Road, W11

Description: Portobello Road Market is one of the most famous markets in the world and is internationally recognised for its second-hand and antique sections.

Statistically it features in the top ten rankings as the most visited tourist site in London.

And here's another perhaps unknown fact about this excellent place... it's name derives from a Spanish fort in the Gulf of Mexico captured by the British in 1739 - 'Puerto Bello'.


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A Market With Mexican Roots

Name derives from Spanish fort in Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Bello.


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