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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd February 2002 The Millenium Bridge was re-opened after a 5m de-wobbling redesign.

22nd February 1953 Comedy actor Nigel Planer, Young Ones, was born in Westminster, London.

22nd February 1940 Born today: Julian Chagrin, London, mime/actor (Golddiggers)

22nd February 1928 Born today: Bruce Forsyth, London England, comedian/TV host (Generation Game)

22nd February 1907 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London

22nd February 1892 Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James (London)

22nd February 1868 Celebrated magician David Devant born David Wighton in Holloway, London.

22nd February 1684 Born today: William Pulteney, London, statesman (Earl of Bath)

Balcombe Street Siege



Balcombe Street Siege

This was the scene of the Balcombe Street IRA siege of 1975.

Location: 21 Balcombe St, Marylebone, London, NW1 6HE

Description: This little street just off Baker Street found itself in 1975 at the epicentre of the famous Balcombe Street Siege in which four armed IRA bombers held an old couple hostage for six days.

They were spotted and chased through the West End before leaving the car and running down Balcombe Street. The siege was actually centred on flat 22b.


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Balcombe Street Siege

This was the scene of the Balcombe Street IRA siege of 1975.


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