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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.
25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.
25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)
25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.
Facts on Lloyd's
Lloyd's has underwritten a policy for a Whisky Distillers nose
Location: 1 Lime Street, EC3M 7HA
Description: Lloyd's of London is a British insurance market. It serves as a meeting place where multiple financial backers or 'members', whether individuals (traditionally known as 'Names') or corporations, come together to pool and spread risk...well that's what 'Wikipedia' says.
But did you know... Lloyd's Insurance was - launched to provide marine insurance to ship captains and merchants.
It's first motor policy was issued in 1909.
Lloyd's has underwritten policies insuring:
The nose of a Whisky Distiller.
Against Crocodile attack in Australia.
Food critic Egon Ronay's taste buds.
And finally... against the possibility of Kerry Wallace's hair failing to grow back after being shaved off for a 'Startrek' film.