Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 111 months ago
Monday Miscellanea


Last week on Londonist, in numbers and corresponding pictures...

32 days that the Kingsway Tram Subway will be open for Chord, an art installation: book now!

24 hours to write a book - did you help out?

40,000 ring-necked parakeets now available for shooting

17 faces captured causing mayhem at last month's Millwall vs. West Ham match

46.5 out of 60 was the winning score for the Mayfair Mavises who triumphed at our Londonist quiz, kindly compered by Mr Charles Dickens

24 X 40,000 / 17 + 46.5 = 56,517 which is the Banksy sponsored message featured above, currently no. 56,517 in the Londonist Flickr pool as snapped by blu blue. We're being watched, remember that.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 5th October 1999: 31 people die and over 400 are injured as two trains collide head-on at Ladbroke Grove Junction, two miles west of Paddington Station.
  • Tuesday - 6th October 1985: Police Constable Keith Blakelock, whilst protecting firefighters during a riot in Tottenham, trips over and falls to the ground. Before he can regain his feet, he is hacked to death by a mob carrying knives and machetes. Wednesday - 7th October 2000: The last ever competitive football match to take place at the old Wembley Stadium results in England losing 1-0 to Germany. Thursday - 8th October 1965: The Post Office Tower (now known as the BT Tower) in Fitzrovia becomes operational as a major hub for national microwave telecommunications. Friday - 9th October 1975: An IRA bomb explodes at a bus stop near Green Park tube station, killing one person and injuring many others.

    Random London Fact Of The Week

    The gates in the city wall of Londinium were: Aldgate to the east, Bishopsgate, Cripplegate and Aldersgate to the north, and Newgate and Ludgate to the west. The Roman city was bordered on the south by the Thames, so no wall or gates were needed there initially (although a riverside wall was later constructed).

    Last Updated 05 October 2009