Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 106 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

Poignant numbers and the photo they turn into from Londonist last week...

Image by edscoble from the Londonist Flickr pool

3 new rape crisis centres for London

67 years since the stampede that killed 173 people at Bethnal Green station

90 minutes or less to go from London to Manchester, Birmingham or Yorkshire on proposed high speed rail!

4 storey block in Shoreditch burned down - nobody hurt

3 + 67 X 90 + 4 = 6,304 which is is revealed as a very atmospheric London Underground station as offered by edscoble in the Londonist Flickr pool.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 15th March 1976: A tube train driver is shot dead as he chases a man who detonated a bomb on his train.
  • Tuesday - 16th March 2008: Veteran London actor John Hewer, best known for portraying Captain Birdseye in British TV commercials for over 30 years, dies at Brinsworth House in Twickenham, at the age of 86. Wednesday - 17th March 1984: The Boat Race is postponed after the Cambridge boat crashes into a moored barge less than an hour before the race’s scheduled start. Thursday - 18th March 1496: Mary Tudor is born at Richmond Palace. She would become ‘queen consort of France’ due to her marriage to Louis XII. Friday - 19th March 2005: As many as 200,000 protesters march through central London on the second anniversary of the start of the Iraq war.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    Four thousand people cross London bridge every day, mostly fools.

    Thomas Carlyle

    Last Updated 15 March 2010