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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th October 1946 Born today: Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)
17th October 1934 Fulham footballing legend Johnny Haynes born in Kentish Town.
17th October 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
17th October 1814 Meux Brewery disaster at Tottenham Court Road kills 7: drowned by beer.
The Old Nicholl
This is the site of one of Victorian London's worst slums.
Location: Arnold Circus, Tower Hamlets, London
Description: The Boundary Estate here in Tower Hamlets replaced the notorious slum, the Old Nicholl which formed the location for Arthur Morrisons celebrated novel, Child of the Jago.
The Old Nicholl was one of the densest and darkest slums in Victorian Britain.