Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 107 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

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This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 9th March 1994: In the first of three unsuccessful attacks, the IRA fires five mortars into the grounds of Heathrow airport. None of the mortars explode.
  • Tuesday - 10th March 1906: The 'Baker Street & Waterloo Railway' opens, running between Baker Street and Elephant & Castle stations. It would soon become known as the Bakerloo Line. Wednesday - 11th March 1692: The Royal Chelsea Hospital is founded by Charles II. Designed by Christopher Wren, the hospital would also become the model for Greenwich’s Royal Naval Hospital. Thursday - 12th March 1988: The Bank of England withdraws the £1 note from circulation, making way for pound coins. Friday - 13th March 1807: The Grand Surrey Canal Basin at Rotherhithe is opened. The area forms a part of what we now know as Surrey Quays.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    … I must have a London audience. I could not preach, but to the educated; to those who were capable of estimating my composition.

    Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

    London’s Weather This Week

    Between occasional blustery showers there might be a few bursts of spring-like sunshine. It will still feel a bit chilly at night, though.

    Photo by M@.

    Last Updated 09 March 2009