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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th February 1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
17th February 1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
17th February 1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
17th February 1740 The end of the great frost, freezing of the Thames and a terrible Winter
Author Arnold Bennett lived here
This is where Riceyman Steps author Arthur Bennett lived.
Location: 75 Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge, London
Description: The author Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) was born in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire but moved to London, making it his permanent home after studying at the University of London.
He is one of the best known British novelists of the late 19th Century and is much cerebrated by critics of the literary area.
He lived and worked in this great house, with the immediate area helping to inspire many of Bennett's novels.