2007

TQ3481 : The 'Blind Beggar', Whitechapel Road

taken 17 years ago, near to Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, England

The 'Blind Beggar', Whitechapel Road
The 'Blind Beggar', Whitechapel Road
In the 1960s, this late Victorian pub. was one of the haunts of the notorious East End gang led by the Kray Brothers. One fine spring evening - the 9th April 1966 - Ronnie Kray got word that George Cornell, a member of a rival gang, was drinking in the 'Beggar'. Ordering his driver to take him there, Kray calmly walked up to Cornell and shot him in the head at point-blank range.
Nowadays, the pub is highly respectable and serves good beer and a range of food.

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TQ3481, 721 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Dr Neil Clifton   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 23 October, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 25 October, 2007
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 349 819 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.1951N 0:3.4243W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 349 818
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