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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Curious Sign....



Curious Sign....

Weird sign near Waterloo reads - 'General Lying In Hospital'.

Location: Near Waterloo, SE1 7ND

Description: If you can find it, we know it exists...one of London's curious old signs. This one near Waterloo is for 'General Lying In Hospital'...very bizarre!

Tagged in this Tour: Quirky London
Tagged in this Tour: London 2012

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Curious Sign....

Weird sign near Waterloo reads - 'General Lying In Hospital'.


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I was born at the General Lying In Hospital. It was a maternity hospital that, when it closed down, became part of the nearby St Thomas Hospital. (Anna)
Posted by Anna on 2009-04-10
To shed a little light on this curiosity, "Lying-In" was a Victorian euthamism for giving birth- it was probably a maternity hospital. (Iain Watson)
Posted by Iain Watson on 2008-01-24
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