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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th January 1973 Born today: Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)
18th January 1950 Christopher Fry's Venus Observed, premieres in London
18th January 1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
The final location of the famous pub Charlie Brown's.
Location: Charlie Browns Roundabout, North Circular
Description: This is where the last great Charlie Brown's pub stood before it made way for the current traffic hotspot that it now names.
The story begins in the 1890s when Charlie Brown, a former boxer, took over the ownership of the Railway Tavern in Limehouse. He built up a reputation amongst the naval fraternity worldwide that his sons eventually owned pubs nearby under Charlie's name as well. Many clientele would return from the travels with naval relics for the pub.
The original Charlie died in 1932 and his famous curio's split between his 2 sons, betwene who a fued developed. In 1938 Charlie Junioe moved here and opened a new pub The Railway Tavern with the same ethos and reputation as the previous famous boozers. It lasted until 1972 when it was demolished for the delightful traffic roundabout here now.