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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th July 1947 Born today: Brian May, London, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions)
19th July 1941 Winston Churchill launched V for Victory campaign.
19th July 1821 The Coronation of George IV in Westminster Abbey.
Bizarre Cast Iron Public Toilets
Street side Victorian urinals for men on the move.
Location: Star Yard, Holborn
Description: These ornate and much-overlooked cast iron public lavatories in the Parisian style are vertical flushable cubicles and were introduced by George Jennings in 1851.
No longer in active use, they did have the amazing ability for gentleman users to continue a conversation with a girlfriend on the outside while doing their business!