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Carry On in London Tour
Carry On in London Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th December 1983 Bomb attack on Harrod's war house in London, 5 killed, 94 injured

17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals

17th December 1936 Born today: Tommy Steele, London, singer/actor ( a Sixpence, Finian's Rainbow)

17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)

George Peabody...Statue



George Peabody...Statue

Bald man in an armchair, George Peabody, American philanthropist

Location: Royal Exchange, EC3V

Description: At the rear of the Royal Exchange, facing the traffic there sits a bald man in an armchair on a granite support. This is George Peabody, an American philanthropist. He donated over half a million pounds to build housing for the poorer people of London. The Peabody trust is still in existence, and there are many housing blocks and developments bearing his name, all over London.


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George Peabody...Statue

Bald man in an armchair, George Peabody, American philanthropist


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