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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st November 1943 7 Belgian ministers in London sentence King Leopold III
21st November 1941 Born today: Juliet Mills, London England, actress (Nanny and the Professor, QB VII)
21st November 1934 Uiver returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race
21st November 1781 Watercolour artist Cornelius Varley born in Hackney, East London.
21st November 1696 J Vanbrughes Relapse or Virtue in Danger, premieres in London
Are you Insured?
A plaque that could reveal all about a homes wealth
Location: Mount Terrace
Description: Behind the London Hospital in Whitechapel is a small road containing 12 houses.
On the outside wall on 9 of the houses is a fire plaque. This is a plaque made of copper or lead which signified to the fire brigade that the tenant was insured if the house caught fire.
Each insurance company had its own fire brigade and from 1680 until 1880 over 150 insurance companies had their own marks.