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The Great London Ghost Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st October 1986 Hugh Whitemore's Breaking the Code, premieres in London

21st October 1970 Tony Mortimer, singer with pop band East 17, was born in Stepney.

21st October 1930 Born today: Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)

21st October 1911 Born today: Peter Graves, London England, actor (Mission Impossible, Stalag 17)

21st October 1422 1 year old King Henry VI becomes King of France as well.

Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power



Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power

This bank has a strange history involving women in the basement!

Location: 222 Strand, London, WC2R 1BB

Description: This branch of Lloyds (Law Courts branch) had a fabulous decor which takes you straight back to when it was opened as a restaurant in 1883 to serve legal folk.

It only lasted 3 years but it was one of the first air-conditioned establishment's in London. A pair of women would ride a tandem bicycle in the basement which would power a giant pair of bellows forcing air into the ground floor dining area - hats off to those girls!

The bicycle is still here to see.


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Lloyds Law Courts Pedal Power

This bank has a strange history involving women in the basement!


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Thank you very much for a very interesting story. Today I asked Lloyds to see the bicycle, but they said they had no more. Where can I see it? (Kenji)
Posted by Kenji on 2011-03-17
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