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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th June 1945 Born today: Dave Knights, London, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador)
28th June 1923 Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry for state visit to London
28th June 1909 Born today: Eric Ambler, London, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy)
28th June 1838 The Coronation of Victoria I in Westminster Abbey.
28th June 1461 The Coronation of Edward IV in Westminster Abbey.
Carlton Hotel Communism
President Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam rolled pastry here.
Location: Haymarket, SW1
Description: That's right... the Carlton Hotel (now demolished) in London's Haymarket did indeed have some historical Communist connections.
Back in 1913 this glorious hotel employed an apprentice pastry-chef who went onto bigger (but not better) things in South-East Asia.
President Ho Chi Minh, who once rolled pastry between his fingers, went on to rule Vietnam as it's Communist leader.