Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 115 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday25 February 1900: The first tube station to be known as ‘Bank’ is opened, effectively replacing the old ‘City’ station and providing a link between the Waterloo & City Railway and the newly extended City & South London Railway (now part of the Northern Line). At the same time, nearby King William Street station is closed.
  • Tuesday26 February 1797: The Bank of England issues its first one-pound and two-pound notes.
  • Wednesday27 February 1900: The Labour Party is formed at the Memorial Hall on Farringdon Street.
  • Thursday28 February 1975: A southbound Northern Line train overshoots the end of the platform at Moorgate Station, accelerating into a dead-end tunnel and crashing into a hydraulic buffer and then a brick wall at about 40mph. 43 people die, and many more are severely injured.
  • Friday1 March 1826: Chunee, a tame elephant at Cross's Menagerie on the Strand, is executed in a barbaric manner.

Random London Quote Of The Week

I went to London because, for me, it was the home of literature. I went there because of Dickens and Shakespeare. No, let's say Shakespeare and Dickens, to get them in the right order.

Ben Okri

Picture by DarrenMorgan via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

Last Updated 25 February 2013