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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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20th March 1906 George B Shaws Captain Brassbound's Conversion, premieres in London
20th March 1727 Issac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, died in London aged 84.
20th March 1616 Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana
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.