I’m now posting nuggets of triviality every Sunday. Each post will have a short essay relating to the day in question along with 10 other pieces of useless information.
They may be read on a weekly basis or one could dip in and out, either when collating questions for a pub quiz; bore your colleagues at work; or just to send yourself off to sleep.
On the night of 7th January 1928 the Embankment wall collapsed near Lambeth Bridge, right opposite the Tate. Flood water poured across the road destroying homes and forcing local residents in one of London’s most deprived areas to swim for their lives.
Crime: Bigamy & Murder Location: London, England Year: 1874-1875 To his friends and neighbours on East London’s Tredegar Square, Henry Wainwright was “A most respectable man”; pious, married with five children and a devout [...]