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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London
27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)
27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London
27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)
27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens
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.