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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
Tony Blair lived here
Former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair lived here.
Location: 1 Richmond Crescent, Islington, N1
Description: This was the grand Victorian house which in 1997 Tony Blair and wife Cherie sold for 615,000, making a tidy profit of 240,000 since they purchased in 1993. In 2001 it sold for 1.25m.
They sold the six-bedroom, four-storey residence after police advised that it could only be protected with intrusive security.