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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
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.