Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 115 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

Poll Tax bus stop

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 30th March 1979: Conservative MP Airey Neave is killed by a car-bomb in the House of Commons car park.
  • Tuesday - 31st March 1990: Violence erupts as hundreds of thousands of anti-poll-tax protesters take to the streets in the West End. An estimated £400,000 of damage is caused to property as cars are overturned and set alight. Hundreds of arrests are made. Wednesday - 1st April 1965: The administrative area known as ‘Greater London’ is formed, amalgamating and consuming parts of central London and the home counties. Thursday - 2nd April 1962: The first ‘Panda crossing’ is opened on York Road, opposite Waterloo Station. Friday - 3rd April 1954: Oxford University wins the 100th Boat Race.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    If I could have found a buyer I would have sold London itself.

    Richard I

    London’s Weather This Week

    We’re promised a fair bit of sunshine towards the end of the week, with any luck.

    Picture taken from wetwebwork’s Flickr photostream under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike licence.

    Last Updated 30 March 2009