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Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 108 months ago
Monday Miscellanea
Charing Cross railway line

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday7th January 1927: The first commercial transatlantic telephone service is launched, connecting London and New York.
  • Tuesday8th January 1991: A packed rush hour train carrying over one thousand commuters collides with the buffers at Cannon Street station, killing one person and injuring hundreds more. Wednesday9th January 1806: Following a grand state funeral, the body of Lord Nelson is buried beneath the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. Thursday10th January 1985: A massive gas explosion demolishes a block of flats in Putney, south west London – killing 8 people and injuring dozens more. Friday11th January 1864: Charing Cross railway station is opened.

    Random London Fact Of The Week

    The cute little ‘garden shed’ in the middle of Soho square is actually nothing of the sort. The mock-Tudor hut was actually built in 1947, constructed from an old ship’s timbers, and supposedly covered the ventilation shaft for an electricity transformer.

    London’s Weather This Week

    The weather forecasters are hedging their bets a bit about the likely metrological conditions in the capital this week. Sure, it’s unlikely to snow, and it won’t quite freeze, but we might have varying amounts of rain, cloud, sunshine and brisk winds, along with unpredictable temperatures. Be prepared.

    Panoramic view of the railway line leaving Charing Cross station taken from PDPB’s Flickr photostream.

    Last Updated 07 January 2008