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19 September 2012

See the Sailor's Homecoming Window at John Betjeman's

Anyone who has ever come across the blue plaque at number 43 Cloth Fair, the former home of Sir John Betjeman, may like your author be interested to know why the window beside it appears to be a false window, with a painting behind it.

Over at the excellent Secret London website, the answer is found, and we are told that it was installed by a firm of architects who had first bricked up the window, and then decided that the wall was actually in need of one.

For more, see http://www.secret-london.co.uk/Smithfield_2.html

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