Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 97 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

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Crunching the Londonist numbers of last week and seeing what picture is revealed...

40 million pounds estimated asking price to purchase troubled Liberty

5 managers so far this season for QPR: fifth time lucky?

205 jobs threatened at Kings College London (KCL) - and KCL staff threaten strike action in counterpoint

14 million pound facelift for Piccadilly Circus (but Eros gets to stay)

5 + 40 + 205 X 14 = 3,500 which is an enigmatic snapshot of an enigmatic stencil graffito, snapped enigmatically 'through my sunglasses' by Katcha in the Londonist Flickr pool.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 8th March 1750: London experiences a minor earthquake, one month to the day after a previous similar quake, causing superstitious concern that another such event would be experienced on April 8th. It would be the last recorded earthquake with a London epicentre (so far).
  • Tuesday - 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. Wednesday - 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. Thursday - 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. Friday - 12th March 1988: The Bank of England withdraws the £1 note from circulation, making way for pound coins.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    Hell is a city much like London—

    A populous and a smoky city;

    There are all sorts of people undone,

    And there is little or no fun done;

    Small justice shown, and still less pity.

    Percy Bysshe Shelley

    Last Updated 08 March 2010