Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 100 months ago
Monday Miscellanea


Some numbers and a helpful photo to start the week...

11 Londonistas and Londonist readers are raising money for Maggie's Cancer Care Centres

5 nights from now

20 miles on the route, to be walked overnight

2,500 pound fundraising target

1,181 pounds raised so far

Which means there's still £1,319.00 to go. Give, people, give! To illustrate the cause, and the walking event raising money for it, we give you photo no. 1,319 in the Londonist Flickr pool as taken by bethyb. Team Londonist will NOT be taking a cab at any point during the event.

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 13th January 1583: Eight people are killed when scaffold seating collapses at the Bear Garden - an arena for bear-baiting and other ‘animal sports’ at Bankside.
  • Tuesday - 14th September 1983: Amy Winehouse is born in Southgate, north London. She would become a successful recording artist and notable tabloid fodder. Wednesday - 15th September 2004: Five pro-hunt protesters burst into the House of Commons, disrupting a parliamentary debate around the ban on hunting with dogs. Thursday - 16th September 1977: Iconic glam rock musician Marc Bolan dies in a car accident in Barnes, southwest London. Friday - 17th September 1993: Derek Beakton, an openly racist British National Party candidate, wins a council seat in Tower Hamlets.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    The way was long and weary,

    But gallantly they strode,

    A country lad and lassie,

    Along the heavy road!

    The night was dark and stormy,

    But blithe of heart were they,

    For shining in the distance,

    The lights of London lay!

    O gleaming lights of London,

    That gem of the city’s crown,

    What fortunes be within you,

    O Lights of London Town!

    George Robert Sims, Lights of London

    Last Updated 13 September 2010