Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 112 months ago
Monday Miscellanea


Last week on Londonist in numbers, translated into pictures...

175,000 ducks in the Great British Duck Race

£800,000.00 in estimated pay-as-you-go emissions fees from motorists for Richmond council

£16.50 to get into Buckingham Palace according to our man with a pram

7 years of inaction for the old Eurostar platforms at Waterloo

£335.00 fine avoided by crowbar wielding Croydon mother reclaiming her car from clampers

175,000 + £800,000.00 ÷ £16.50 ÷ 7 + £335.00 = 8,776 which is a bus stop on a bus lane according to dartar in the Londonist Flickr pool.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 14th September 1983: Amy Winehouse is born in Southgate, north London. She would become a successful recording artist and notable tabloid fodder.
  • Tuesday - 15th September 2004: Five pro-hunt protesters burst into the House of Commons, disrupting a parliamentary debate around the ban on hunting with dogs. Wednesday - 16th September 1977: Iconic glam rock musician Marc Bolan dies in a car accident in Barnes, southwest London. Thursday - 17th September 1993: Derek Beakton, an openly racist British National Party candidate, wins a council seat in Tower Hamlets. Friday - 18th 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.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    The way was long and weary,

    But gallantly they strode,

    A country lad and lassie,

    Along the heavy road!

    The night was dark and stormy,

    But blithe of heart were they,

    For shining in the distance,

    The lights of London lay!

    O gleaming lights of London,

    That gem of the city’s crown,

    What fortunes be within you,

    O Lights of London Town!

    George Robert Sims, Lights of London

    Last Updated 14 September 2009