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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th April 1966 Spin-bowling Cricketer Phil Tufnell was born in Barnet, London.
29th April 1943 Noel Coward's Present Laughter, premieres in London
29th April 1923 Born today: Maxine Audley, London, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards)
29th April 1879 Born today: Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
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.