Monday Miscellanea

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

National Theatre

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday - 25th October 1976: The National Theatre on the South Bank is opened by the Queen, following several years of delays.
  • Tuesday - 26th October 1992: A Computer Aided Dispatch system is introduced at London’s ambulance service. The system does not fare well, and is blamed for massive delays in assigning ambulances to calls (and reports of up to 30 deaths as a result). Wednesday - 27th October 1986: The City of London experiences 'Big Bang Day' as the financial markets are deregulated. Thursday - 28th October 1903: Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh is born in Hampstead. He would become a successful writer. Friday - 29th October 1986: The M25 ‘London orbital’ motorway is officially opened by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, at a ceremony at the last section to be completed (junctions 22 and 23 in Hertfordshire).

    Random London Quote Of The Week

    In London they don't like you if you're still alive.

    Harvey Fierstein

    Picture by Ed', via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

    Last Updated 25 October 2010