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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
The Soho Mural
This is the mural inspired by Shelley's Ode to the West Wind
Location: Noel Street, London
Description: This mural on the corner of Poland Street and Noel Street, brightens up this ugly part of Soho. It was painted in 1989 by Louise Vines and is entitled 'Ode to the West Wind' after Shelley's famous poem.
It depicts a great tree splitting at its trunk, while a man reads casually from a book in the foreground.
Underneath is a blue plaque commemorating Shelley's residence in Poland Street.
Tagged in this Tour: Curios
Tagged in this Tour: London 2012
Tagged in this Tour: Top Ten London Murals