Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 117 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

Liverpool Street Station.jpg This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 2nd February 1874: Liverpool Street Station is opened.
  • Tuesday - 3rd February 1794: 20 people are killed at the Haymarket Theatre and many more injured in a crush to see King George III. Wednesday - 4th February 1915: Norman Wisdom is born in Marylebone. He would become a very successful entertainer, as well as (bizarrely) a cult film icon in Albania. Thursday - 5th February 1924: The Greenwich Time Signal pips are broadcast on BBC Radio for the first time. (Lots more geeky detail on this is available in our post from a couple of years ago.) Friday - 6th February 1875: The first ‘Cabmen’s Shelter’ is opened in St. John’s Wood - providing a place where cabbies can rest and consume refreshments, without the temptation of getting drunk in the pub.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    May my enemies live here in summer!

    Jonathan Swift, a letter from London, 25th August 1711

    London’s Weather This Week

    Predictably enough the forecasters are obsessed with the apocalyptic phenomenon of snow, in winter, in London. That aside, it will obviously be jolly cold all week, with unpredictable outbreaks of various forms of precipitation falling from the skies now and then. Wrap up warm, and walk carefully!

    Picture taken from Manuel.A.69’s Flickr photostream under the Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works licence.

    Last Updated 02 February 2009