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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
Cash in the Wind
Kenneth Grahame - famous author and banking secretary.
Location: The Bank Of England, EC2R 8AH
Description: Who'd have thought it...a literary giant with a banking past.
Not only was Kenneth Grahame a British writer, mainly of the sort of fiction and fantasy written for children but enjoyed equally if not more by adults. He was also most famous for 'The Wind in the Willows' (1908), one of the classics of children's literature, and also wrote 'The Reluctant Dragon', which was much later adapted into a Disney movie.
But.. he also spent some time at the Bank of England as a 'Secretary'. Well I never...