Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 102 months ago
Monday Miscellanea


We run the numbers from last week through the picture-selecting machine...

3,000 Great British pounds for a table made of London Bridge

69 holes in the road per mile in London - watch where you're going!

143 years old: happy birthday Canada

40 tonnes of rubbish to be dredged out of Thames by a new debris collector

145 pedestrian crossings suggested for removal

3,000 X 69 + 143 ÷ 40 + 145 = 5,324 which is an unusually green and bucolic view of Battersea Power station as captured by seewah for the Londonist Flickr pool.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 5th July 1975: Arthur Ashe defeats defending champion Jimmy Connors at Wimbledon, becoming the first black man to win the tournament’s singles title.
  • Tuesday - 6th July 2005: London wins its bid to host the 2012 Olympics, beating Paris by 54 votes to 50 in the International Olympic Committee’s final round of voting. The announcement sparks hours of celebrations in Trafalgar Square. Wednesday - 7th July 2005: Four suicide bombers detonate bombs on London’s public transport system, resulting in the death of 52 commuters and injury to some 700 others. Thursday - 8th July 1965: Ronnie Biggs, a member of the gang that carried out the notorious ‘Great Train Robbery’ a couple of years earlier, escapes from Wandsworth Prison. He would remain un-incarcerated until 2001. Friday - 9th July 1981: An intruder breaks into Buckingham Palace early in the morning, entering the Queen’s bedroom and chatting to her for ten minutes. The incident would raise serious questions about the palace’s security.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

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    In London, that great sea, whose ebb and flow

    At once is deaf and loud, and on the shore

    Vomits its wrecks, and still howls on for more.

    Yet in its depth what treasures!

    Percy Bysshe Shelley, Letter to Maria Gisborne

    Last Updated 05 July 2010