Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 88 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

BT Tower

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 4th October 1911: London Underground’s first escalator goes into service at Earl’s Court tube station.
  • Tuesday - 5th October 1999: 31 people die and over 400 are injured as two trains collide head-on at Ladbroke Grove Junction, two miles west of Paddington Station. Wednesday - 6th October 1985: Police Constable Keith Blakelock, whilst protecting firefighters during a riot in Tottenham, trips over and falls to the ground. Before he can regain his feet, he is hacked to death by a mob carrying knives and machetes. Thursday - 7th October 2000: The last ever competitive football match to take place at the old Wembley Stadium results in England losing 1-0 to Germany. Friday - 8th October 1965: The Post Office Tower (now known as the BT Tower) in Fitzrovia becomes operational as a major hub for national microwave telecommunications.

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    May my enemies live here in summer!

    Jonathan Swift, a letter from London, 25th August 1711

    Picture by Gary Kinsman via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

    Last Updated 04 October 2010