Monday Miscellanea

By Hazel Last edited 113 months ago
Monday Miscellanea


Londonist last week, in numbers then translated into pictures...

45 million pounds promised by Gordon Brown to National Film Centre funding gap

1.5 million pounds Lord Rogers wants to claim in unpaid fees through suing the developers Qatari Diar for dropping his Chelsea Barracks project

1,000 days (from Halloween) to go until the Olympics eat us up

750 members of staff to move from the current US Embassy in Grosvenor Square to the new one on Nine Elms

10,000 conkers needed at the Youg Vic theatre

45 X 1.5 + 1,000 + 750 + 10,000 = 11,817.5 which rounds up to 11,818 and in pictures is a nice photo of London sky by sofiagk in the Londonist Flickr pool.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 26th October 1992: A 'Computer Aided Dispatch' system is introduced at London’s ambulance service. The system does not fare well, and is blamed for massive delays in assigning ambulances to calls (and reports of up to 30 deaths as a result).
  • Tuesday - 27th October 1986: The City of London experiences 'Big Bang Day' as the financial markets are deregulated. Wednesday - 28th October 1903: Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh is born in Hampstead. He would become a successful writer. Thursday - 29th October 1986: The M25 ‘London orbital’ motorway is officially opened by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, at a ceremony at the last section to be completed (junctions 22 and 23 in Hertfordshire). Friday - 30th October 1883: A group known as the Fenian Dynamiters detonates a bomb on the Metropolitan Railway, injuring 62 people.

    London Quote Of The Week

    ... the Metropolis of Great-Britain, founded before the City of Rome, walled by Constantine the Great, no ways inferior to the greatest in Europe for Riches and Greatness...

    Nathan Bailey, An Universal Etymological English Dictionary

    Last Updated 26 October 2009