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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
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...