This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 14th March 1933: Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr. is born in Rotherhithe. He would become better known as successful film actor Michael Caine.
- Tuesday – 15th March 1976: A tube train driver is shot dead as he chases a man who detonated a bomb on his train.
- Wednesday – 16th March 2008: Veteran London actor John Hewer, best known for portraying Captain Birdseye in British TV commercials for over 30 years, dies at Brinsworth House in Twickenham, at the age of 86.
- Thursday – 17th March 1984: The Boat Race is postponed after the Cambridge boat crashes into a moored barge less than an hour before the race’s scheduled start.
- Friday – 18th March 1496: Mary Tudor is born at Richmond Palace. She would become ‘queen consort of France’ due to her marriage to Louis XII.
London Quote Of The Week
As I came down the Highgate Hill,
The Highgate Hill, the Highgate Hill,
As I came down the Highgate Hill
I met the sun’s bravado,
And saw below me, fold on fold,
Grey to pearl and pearl to gold,
This London like a land of old,
The land of Eldorado.
Henry Howarth Bashford, Romances