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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th February 2010 Abbey Road Studio's put up for sale by EMI due to increasing debts.

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

Ancient Hunting Cry In London



Ancient Hunting Cry In London

'Soho' took it's name from an ancient hunting cry.

Location: Soho, W1

Description: Who'd have thought... the hustle and bustle and exhilarating vibe that is London's 'Soho' took it's name from an ancient hunting cry.

Soho from 'So-ho!', became a royal park during the reign of Henry VIII - a royal resident was Charles II's illegitimate son the Duke of Monmouth, who is said to have used the cry to rally his troops at the battle of Sedgemoor.

So when your out and about in Soho next, go on... give it a bit of 'So-ho!'.


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Ancient Hunting Cry In London

'Soho' took it's name from an ancient hunting cry.


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