Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 113 months ago
Monday Miscellanea
St Paul's Cathedral

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday1st December 1919: In Westminster, Nancy Astor becomes the first woman MP to take her seat in the House of Commons.
  • Tuesday2nd December 1697: The first service is held in Sir Christopher Wren’s St Paul’s Cathedral, some eleven years before the building is officially completed. Wednesday3rd December: As we may have mentioned before, it seems that this date is the least eventful in London’s history. Nothing of any interest has ever occurred on this date in London. Please let us know if you think we’re wrong. Thursday4th December 1882: The Royal Courts of Justice on The Strand are opened by Queen Victoria. Friday5th December 1905: Part of the roof of Charing Cross station collapses, killing six people.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    Nothing is certain in London but expense.

    William Shenstone

    London’s Weather This Week

    Another mixed week in terms of sunshine and showers (and maybe even snow), but it will be consistently chilly throughout.

    Photo by Dave.

    Last Updated 01 December 2008


    Comedian Mel Smith was born on the 3rd of December 1952, in Chiswick?

    In other news, today's the 95th anniversary of Paddington's Bakerloo line area opening, and on the 5th, the Great Smog of 1952 hit London and killed about 12000 Londoners, according to the ever-reliable Wikipedia.


    Maybe something will happen this Wednesday exciting enough to mention next year.

    And I feel for William Shenstone, living in an era before there was a London On The Cheap. We could have pointed him to a few cheap entertainments down Hockley-in-the-Hole, at least.


    Mel Smith, comedy god. Thanks.