This Week In London’s History
Monday – 8th September 1915: During the first bombing raid on London of the First World War, a Zeppelin drops incendiary bombs near Fenchurch Street.
– 9th September 1960
: Hugh John Mungo Grant is born in Hammersmith. He would become a well-recognised film actor and producer.
– 10th September 1973
: IRA bombs explode at King’s Cross and Euston mainline stations, injuring 13 people. Witnesses describe a teenager planting the first bomb by throwing it into the crowded ticket hall at King’s Cross.
– 11th September 1980
: Armed robbers steal almost £1.5m worth of diamonds from a jewellery shop in Knightsbridge. The haul includes a famous stone known as the Marlborough Diamond
, worth £400,000. The robbers are arrested 11 hours later.
– 12th September 2005
: The England cricket team beat Australia at The Oval, winning the Ashes for the first time since 1987.
Random London Quote Of The Week
A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
London’s Weather This Week
The early autumn is set to continue, with moderate wind and rain that might (if we’re lucky) be occasionally punctuated by the odd burst of sunshine.
Photo of Fenchurch Street Station taken from surprise truck’s Flickr photostream under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 licence.
Last Updated 08 September 2008