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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th May 1981 Dixon of Dock Green actor Jack Warner died in London aged 85.

24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)

24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London

24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.

24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London

24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.

24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.go to related location

Are you Insured?



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.


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A plaque that could reveal all about a homes wealth


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