This Week In London’s History
- Monday – 24th October 2003: Concorde’s final commercial passenger flight touches down at Heathrow airport.
- Tuesday – 25th October 1976: The National Theatre on the South Bank is opened by the Queen, following several years of delays.
- Wednesday – 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).
- Thursday – 27th October 1986: The City of London experiences 'Big Bang Day' as the financial markets are deregulated.
- Friday – 28th October 1903: Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh is born in Hampstead. He would become a successful writer.
Random London Quote Of The Week
My fiftieth year had come and gone,
I sat, a solitary man,
In a crowded London shop,
And open book and empty cup
On the marble table-top.
While on the shop and street I gazed
My body of a sudden blazed;
And twenty minutes more or less
It seemed, so great my happiness,
That I was blessed and could bless.
William Butler Yeats