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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals
17th December 1936 Singer Tommy Steele, born in Bermondsey, London.
17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)
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...