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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)
Trinity Buoy Wharf
London's only lighthouse on north bank opposite Millennium Dome
Location: 64 Orchard Place, E14
Description: This is London's only lighthouse on the north bank opposite the Millennium Dome in a little known area called Leamouth.
Designed in 1863 and built in 1864, it was used for training of lighthouse keepers.
Michael Faraday was scientific advisor to Trinity House, the seafaring toolmaker who's workshop was based here.
Now it is an exhibition space and American greasy diner...