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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th April 1966 Spin-bowling Cricketer Phil Tufnell was born in Barnet, London.
29th April 1943 Noel Coward's Present Laughter, premieres in London
29th April 1923 Born today: Maxine Audley, London, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards)
29th April 1879 Born today: Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
London's Most Refreshing Sign
One of Britain's first examples of 'kinetic sculpture.'
Location: York Parade Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9AA
Description: A neon advertising sign that welcomed drivers into London for 50 years was reinstated back in 2010.
The billboard for 'Lucozade' was on display on the M4 in Brentford until 2004. Local people missed it so much they campaigned for it to be put back on display.
It was first introduced in 1954 as one of Britain's first examples of 'kinetic sculpture.' The original is now in Gunnersbury Museum but a new, identical sign was switched on yesterday.
Hounslow councillor Matt Harmer said: 'It was part of the urban landscape and locals travelling on the M4 knew they were home once they saw the sign. We're delighted to have it back.'
Culture Minister Margaret Hodge said: 'There was no energy lost in the campaign by residents.'
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