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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London
19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.
19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.
19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
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.