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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
A meeting place for Punch, the satirical magazine
Location: 95 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1DE
Description: Punch met to discuss their new publication. Punch survived for 150 years but closed in 1992. Artefacts on the Punch theme are everywhere but the most interesting are the pages and cartoons from Punch the satirical magazine.
Tagged in this Tour: Cartoonists and Illustrators