Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 58 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday1 April 1965: The administrative area known as ‘Greater London’ is formed, amalgamating and consuming parts of central London and the home counties.
  • Tuesday2 April 1962: The first ‘Panda crossing’ is opened on York Road, opposite Waterloo Station.
  • Wednesday3 April 1954: Oxford University wins the 100th Boat Race.
  • Thursday4 April 1896: The new premises for the National Portrait Gallery (next to the National Gallery by Trafalgar Square) open their doors for the first time.
  • Friday5 April 1821: The newly rebuilt St Paul's Church in Shadwell (a.k.a. the 'Church of Sea Captains') is consecrated.

Random London Quote Of The Week

It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 'Paul Clifford'

Picture by violinconcertono3 via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

Last Updated 01 April 2013