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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
Europe's longest daily street market is situated in Walthamstow.
Location: Hoe Street to St James's Street, E17
Description: Europe's longest daily street. Walthamstow market is situated only thirtyminutes from the centre of London. With four hundred and fifty stalls and three hundred shops, stretching from Hoe Street to St James's Street, plus Selborne Walk Shopping Centre offering the best bargains in town.