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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st October 1970 Tony Mortimer, singer with pop band East 17, was born in Stepney.
21st October 1930 Born today: Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)
21st October 1911 Actor Baron Peter Graves was born in London.
21st October 1422 1 year old King Henry VI becomes King of France as well.
So Why New Scotland Yard?
Named after original headquarters situated in Scotland Yard
Location: Victoria Street, SW1H 0BG
Description: The modern headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Force in Victoria Street is usually referred to as 'New Scotland Yard'... but why?
Well - because the original headquarters were situated in Scotland Yard, so named from the fact that the Kings of Scotland, from Saxon times, had their lodgings in this part of the old Whitehall Palace.