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Feb 082012

…in which we answer your queries about some of
London’s more baffling bas-reliefs

This month’s photo was sent in by Jane Parker of N7, who asks if these two chaps on Great Smith Street are up to what she thinks.

Well, Jane – no. The work in fact shows pilot Ralph Broome and brakeman Tom Arnold of the UK’s silver-medal-winning bobsleigh team at the 1924 Winter Olympics stepping into the bath together for a brisk soap down after a slick bit of slippery action on the back slope. Which isn’t what you said, though obviously not too dissimilar.

[This piece originally appeared in Smoke 16.]

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