Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 94 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday14th March 1933: Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr. is born in Rotherhithe. He would become better known as successful film actor Michael Caine.
  • Tuesday15th March 1976: A tube train driver is shot dead as he chases a man who detonated a bomb on his train.
  • Wednesday16th March 2008: Veteran London actor John Hewer, best known for portraying Captain Birdseye in British TV commercials for over 30 years, dies at Brinsworth House in Twickenham, at the age of 86.
  • Thursday17th March 1984: The Boat Race is postponed after the Cambridge boat crashes into a moored barge less than an hour before the race’s scheduled start.
  • Friday18th March 1496: Mary Tudor is born at Richmond Palace. She would become ‘queen consort of France’ due to her marriage to Louis XII.

London Quote Of The Week

As I came down the Highgate Hill,

The Highgate Hill, the Highgate Hill,

As I came down the Highgate Hill

I met the sun's bravado,

And saw below me, fold on fold,

Grey to pearl and pearl to gold,

This London like a land of old,

The land of Eldorado.

Henry Howarth Bashford, Romances

Picture by tubb via the Londonist Flickr pool.

Last Updated 13 March 2011