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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
Eric Bristow played Darts here
This was where the Crafty Cockney Eric Bristow practised.
Location: The Red Lion, 132 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0JX
Description: The Lion here is a very old public house, formerly the Red Lion since the 17th Century.
It's claim to sporting fame is that the Crafty Cockney Eric Bristow practised here as a youngster, having been born in Hackney Hospital.