Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 101 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

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Londonist churns its figures from last week and an image is cunningly revealed...

1967 had a very different idea of how to be self-indulgent in London

800 jobs threatened, RMT pose Tube strike as counter-threat

1 Earth Hour for London

4.75 pounds to purchase a London £1.00 coin

20 arrests after fatal stabbing at Victoria station

1967 + 800 + 1 + 4.75 X 20 = 55,455 which is Regent's Park looking particularly dreamy as snapped by vivoandando in the Londonist Flickr pool.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 29th March 1871: The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria, who is however too overcome to speak.
  • Tuesday - 30th March 1979: Conservative MP Airey Neave is killed by a car-bomb in the House of Commons car park. Wednesday - 31st March 1990: Violence erupts as hundreds of thousands of anti-poll-tax protesters take to the streets in the West End. An estimated £400,000 of damage is caused to property as cars are overturned and set alight. Hundreds of arrests are made. Thursday - 1st April 1965: The administrative area known as ‘Greater London’ is formed, amalgamating and consuming parts of central London and the home counties. Friday - 2nd April 1962: The first ‘Panda crossing’ is opened on York Road, opposite Waterloo Station.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford

    Last Updated 29 March 2010