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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
Peter Roa's Crane Mural
Spectacular mural of a massive feathered crane off Brick Lane.
Location: 49 Hanbury Street, Stepney, E1 5JP
Description: In an long-forgotten side road from Brick Lane, a mural with wings was born. Belgian artist Peter Roa came to Shoreditch and painted an astonishing bird in about 8 hours in April of 2010.
Six Oranges filmed this feat as part of their documentary on Brick Lane and art. Here's a teaser for that documentary:
In 2012 it was covered by a banner for the mayor of Tower Hamlets to much local furore.