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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.
Statue at Brixton Station
The statue of the perpetually waiting man at Brixton Station.
Location: Brixton Station, London
Description: A man and his bag have been leaning on the wall at the back of a platform here at Brixton Rail Station since 1986.
His perpetual waiting has always struck a chord with frustrated commuters passing through and alighting here.