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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
The Bermondsey Tank
The famous Mandela Way pink tank!
Location: Mandela Way, Bermondsey, London
Description: This tank is a T-34 Tank a non-functional Soviet T-34 battle tank owned by Russell Gray, who lives nearby. It was the tank was the subject of a work by Cubitt Artists and Aleksandra Mir who painted it bright pink in 2002.
It has since been repainted and graffited.