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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th May 1959 Born today: Cathryn Harrison, London England, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon)

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25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London

Arsenal and The Sutton Arms



Arsenal and The Sutton Arms

Frank McLintock's Islington pub.

Location: 193 Caledonian Road, Islington

Description: The Sutton Arms here was famous is the early 1900s as the starting point for a race (London's newest marathon) between Great Northern Railway workers from King's Cross. It was approximately 5.3 miles finishing at Noel Park Station in Wood Green (Shopper's City today).

All the participints had nicknames, such as 'the Ginger Chicken'. I was amazed to find it is now called the Marathon Restaurant, I wonder if the story had been passed on.
Bob Rust (March 2016)

Later, in a nod to the past, it became a restaurant called the 'Marathon Restaurant'. Today its a successful Ethiopian restaurant, called The Merkato.

Former Arsenal football legend and pundit Frank McLintock MBE (born 28 December 1939) owned The Sutton Arms here between 1975-1986 with his friend Harry Hicks.

In 1977, after watching their team beat England 2-1 at Wembley, 300 very happy Scotsmen arrived here for the rest of the night. They laid clumps of Wembley turf out along the bar during their celebrations!


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Arsenal and The Sutton Arms

Frank McLintock's Islington pub.


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