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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th August 1950 Born today: Dennis Elliot, London, rock drummer (Foreigner)

18th August 1937 Comic, actor, and cartoonist Willie Rushton, was born.go to related location

18th August 1896 Born today: Alan Mowbray, London England, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack)

Houses Collapsed into Hole



Houses Collapsed into Hole

It was here that houses fell into a hole in 2006.

Location: Ridley Road, Bromley

Description: It was here on the 11th April 2006 that Eve and Terry Shepherd's house woke to serious cracks and noises.

They got dressed and tried to get out but their front door was stuck. They woke their neighbours who also had difficulty getting out of their property.

Within hours the front of the Shepherds' home had fallen away into what is believed to be an underground cavern of some description.

The house was near the rail track and a 40-metre exclusion zone was set up shortly after the collapse - causing disruption to Eurostar and domestic rail services.

Three neighbouring houses were also demolished.


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Houses Collapsed into Hole

It was here that houses fell into a hole in 2006.


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