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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd April 1991 Two trains collided on the DLR at West India Quay.
22nd April 1930 US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd April 1925 Born today: George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)
22nd April 1899 Born today: Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)
22nd April 1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
22nd April 1737 William Hicks (MP for Wallingford) was attacked by highwayman Dick Turpin and associate in a coach travelling to London through Epping Forest.
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.