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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
Light Up St Stephen
The House of Commons in sitting, St Stephen's Tower lights up.
Location: House of Commons, SW1A 0AA
Description: The House of Commons is synonymous with England's political shenanigans and the way in which the country is governed.
So what better way to let all the London punters know that 'stuff is happening' amongst the Lords than to light up a tower.
And that is what is done - when the House of Commons is sitting, some kind chap turns on the light at the top of St Stephen's Tower.