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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
6th December 1943 Born today: Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
6th December 1892 Born today: F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
6th December 1883 Harrods original shop burns down, forcing the build of a much larger shop.
6th December 1817 William Bligh, who suffered mutiny on HMS Bounty, passed away in Bond Street, London.
6th December 1769 Silk cutters Doyle and Valline were hanged for inciting rioting in Bethnal Green
This is where a terrible fire killed dozens of residents.
Location: Station Walk, North Kensington
Description: This is where the terrible fire in the early hours of 14th June 2017 caused at least 80 deaths and over 70 injuries, with a definitive figure not expected until 2018.
The 1967 24-storey, 220-foot (67m) high tower block of 129 public housing flats in North Kensington, West London.
It was named after Grenfell Road which ran to the south of the structure prior to construction. The road was originally named after Field Marshal Lord Grenfell (18411925), a senior British Army officer.