Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 107 months ago
Monday Miscellanea


400 cyclists in tweed took to the streets for the Tweed Run

202 metres tall: that's the Heron Tower

5 days of air travel cancellations, due to continue because of VOLCANIC ACTIVITY, CLOUDS OF ASH and TRAVEL CHAOS

And after that eruption, there aren't really any other numbers that seem to matter, not until The Evening Standard starts calculating all the millions of pounds in business we're losing each hour that planes are grounded and so on and so on...

400 + 200 - 5 = 595 which is an endearingly cheerful umbrella as snapped by b00ne, because it's April and there may still be showers despite the recent sunny days.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 19th April 1935: Comedian Dudley Moore is born in Dagenham, East London.
  • Tuesday - 20th April 1964: A huge fire at Battersea Power Station scuppers the launch of the BBC Two TV channel. Wednesday - 21st April 1509: Henry VII dies in Richmond Palace, supposedly as the result of a ‘broken heart’ following the deaths of his son and wife several years before. Thursday - 22nd April 1925: George Cole is born in Tooting, and given up for adoption. He would become a successful film and television actor, arguably best known for his role as used car dealer Arthur Daley in the TV series 'Minder'. Friday - 23rd April 1979: 33-year-old teacher Blair Peach dies from head injuries following outbreaks of fighting with police at an Anti-Nazi League demonstration against a National Front meeting in Southall, West London.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    Sir, the noblest prospect that a Scotchman ever sees, is the high road that leads him to London.

    Samuel Johnson (of course)

    Last Updated 19 April 2010