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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th December 1983 Bomb attack on Harrod's war house in London, 5 killed, 94 injured

17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals

17th December 1936 Born today: Tommy Steele, London, singer/actor ( a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow)

17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)

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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