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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st September 1977 Rapper Doc Brown was born in Kilburn.
21st September 1906 Born today: Derrick De Marney, London England, actor (Inheritance)
21st September 1849 Born today: Edmund Gosse, London, translator/critic (Father and Son)
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!