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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th February 1917 Born today: Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)
18th February 1901 Born today: Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)
18th February 1775 Born today: Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist
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.