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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
A Big Tin
London's very own giant tin of Tate & Lyle Syrup
Location: West Silvertown
Description: Go on the DLR and alight at West Silvertown on platform one, then cross over to platform 2 and look out of the window.
You will see the Tate & Lyle factory.
On the nearside corner is a giant reproduction of a tin of syrup about 3/4 metres high.
All you need now is a factory that makes giant spoons!
Tagged in this Tour: Quirky London