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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)
Clapham North's Bomb Bunker
The misfot bomb shelter on the tube network - still disused.
Location: Clapham North, London
Description: This is the location of the Clapham North deep-level air raid shelter, one of the 8 built across London during World War 2. It was built between November 1940 to 1942 and managed to house over 8000 troops in a labyrinth of tunnels and stairwells 30m underground and over 2 miles long.
Long disused, now Transport for London rents seven for data storage but Clapham North is too damp for data and media. What will become of this shelter?