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The Beatles take London
The Beatles take London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th January 1928 Born today: Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson)

17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)

17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)

17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London

17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.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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