This Week In London’s History
Tuesday – 13th January 1583: Eight people are killed when scaffold seating collapses at the Bear Garden – an arena for bear-baiting and other ‘animal sports’ at Bankside.Wednesday – 14th January 1437: The Great Stone Gate at the south side of London Bridge collapses, taking down two bridge arches and several houses with it.Thursday – 15th January 1867: The ice on Regent’s Park Lake gives way while hundreds of people are skating on it. Dozens drown.Friday – 16th January 1599: Poet Laureate Edmund Spenser is buried in Westminster. His coffin is borne by other poets of the time, who cast poetry and pens into the grave.
- Monday – 12th January 1619: The Banqueting House at Whitehall is destroyed by fire. It would soon be rebuilt.
Random London Quote Of The Week
It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless; and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to show than a rainy Sunday in London.
Thomas De Quincey
London’s Weather This Week
Today’s rain will let up in the next day or so, and we should have a bit of sunshine mid-week. Make the most of it, because the rain will probably return in time for the weekend.
Photo by M@.