Monday Miscellanea

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 59 months ago
Monday Miscellanea

Underneath M25 bridge

This Week In London’s History

  • Monday28 October 1903: Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh is born in Hampstead. He would become a successful writer.
  • Tuesday29 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).
  • Wednesday30 October 1883: A group known as the 'Fenian Dynamiters' detonates a bomb on the Metropolitan Railway, injuring 62 people.
  • Thursday31 October 1795: Another literary anniversary: John Keats is thought to have been born in Moorgate. He would become a noted poet.
  • Friday1 November 1848: Retail business W H Smith opens its first railway bookstall, at Euston Station.

Random London Quote Of The Week

I must have a London audience. I could not preach, but to the educated; to those who were capable of estimating my composition.

Jane Austen, 'Mansfield Park'

Photo by Delete, via the Londonist Flickr Pool.

Last Updated 27 October 2013