Londonist StaffFascinating Photos Of London In 1928
The most memorable event in the capital in 1928 was the great flood of London. The Tower of London moat flooded, along with many other parts of central London. Elsewhere, sheep were on the loose in Aldwych, the world's first air traffic control tower was in use in Croydon, and the escalators were turned on at Piccadilly Circus tube station. Take a look.
Sotheby's auction house on New Bond Street proudly counts the 1928 sale of the original Alice's Adventures Underground (an early incarnation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) manuscript as an important part of its history. Passed to Alice Liddell on Carroll's death, Alice was forced to sell it due to financial difficulties on the death of her husband and an American collector bought it for £15,400. Source Londonist
Thames flood, 1928. The Thames flood was a disastrous flood of the River Thames that affected much of riverside London on 7 January 1928, as well as places further downriver. 14 people were drowned in London and thousands were made homeless when flood waters poured over the top of the Thames Embankment and part of the Chelsea Embankment collapsed. It was the last major flood to affect central London. Source Wikipedia