This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 21st January 1976: Concorde’s first commercial service, from London to Bahrain (and Paris to Rio de Janeiro) commences.
Random London Fact Of The Week
The Jubilee Line was originally to be named the ‘Fleet Line’ after the River Fleet. However, following the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, the name of the forthcoming line was changed – and the line’s proposed battleship ‘fleet’ grey colour was lightened to a more silvery grey.
London’s Weather This Week
To somewhat tenuously quote 80s popsters Five Star (remember them?): “Rain or shine – you’ll always be one in a million – my fantasy come true. Rain or shine – it’s you and me – cut me a heart on a tree and say it’s forever, not a year and a day.”
Of course that reference to Romford’s answer to the Jackson Five has not got much to do with anything, except that the weather might be a bit changeable this week – so you may want to hum this infectiously twee little ditty to cheer yourself up if you get caught in the rain. Or maybe not. It’s up to you, really.
Picture taken from Ian Muttoo’s Flickr photostream.