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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th October 1946 Born today: Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)
17th October 1934 Fulham footballing legend Johnny Haynes born in Kentish Town.
17th October 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
17th October 1814 Meux Brewery disaster at Tottenham Court Road kills 7: drowned by beer.
The Shoreditch Stilts Signal Box
A spectacular disused signal box the unsung hero of Shoreditch.
Location: Pedley Street, Shoreditch, London
Description: This is the unofficial hero of the skyline in Shoreditch, East London. It's a disused half-timbered signal box raised above the station and it's incoming tracks.
In 2004 the building was subject to an arts project to renovate it as an arts installation to inspire local commuters and residents.