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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th September 1924 Born today: Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)
24th September 1918 Born today: Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)
24th September 1917 Born today: William Putnam Bundy, London, editor (Lvaggerier and Vagaries)
24th September 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
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Soho Square Gardener's Hut
Former WWII bunker hidden uner this gardener's shed.
Location: Soho Square Gardens, Soho
Description: This fragile weathered Tudor-style two-storey hut, shed or cottage is the emergency fire escape for a massive underground WWII bunker.
It's actually a former gardener's hut built in 1925 and also hides an electricity sub-station in the vaults below.
Plans are ongoing to convert the underground bunker into modern use.