Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 124 months ago
Monday Miscellanea
Marc Bolan

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday15th September 2004: Five pro-hunt protesters burst into the House of Commons, disrupting a parliamentary debate around the ban on hunting with dogs.
  • Tuesday16th September 1977: Iconic glam rock musician Marc Bolan dies in a car accident in Barnes, southwest London. Wednesday17th September 1993: Derek Beakton, an openly racist British National Party candidate, wins a council seat in Tower Hamlets. Thursday18th September 1970: Another musical legend kicks the bucket – this time it’s Jimi Hendrix, who is found dead in his basement flat in Notting Hill, west London. A subsequent inquest records an open verdict on his death, noting that he drank wine and took nine sleeping pills the previous night, and indicating that he may have misjudged the pills’ potency. Friday19th September 1997: Six people die as a high-speed Intercity 125 train collides with a freight train in Southall, north London. An inquiry would find that the driver missed two warning signals, and that the train’s two safety systems that could have averted the accident were inoperative.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    There are two places in the world where men can most effectively disappear – the city of London and the South Seas.

    Herman Melville, The South Seas

    London’s Weather This Week

    Following a surprisingly pleasant weekend, it looks like the coming week will be on the sunnier side of ‘autumnal’.

    Photo taken from Slaminsky’s Flickr photostream via the Londonist Flickr pool.

    Last Updated 15 September 2008