By: Gibson - 10 October 2018 - 0 Comments

By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show. Samuel Johnson, as quoted by James Boswell in The Life of Samuel Johnson [...]

London Trivia: A floating pound
By: Gibson - 23 June 2019 - 0 Comments

Weekly nuggets of triviality posted every Sunday each with a short essay relating to the day in question along with 10 other pieces of useless information, read weekly or dip in and out [...]

A gaping problem
By: Gibson - 18 June 2019 - 0 Comments

As a consequence despite billions being spent on planning, building, refurbishing and rebuilding our trains just don’t fit the stations [...]

London Trivia: Animal rights
By: Gibson - 16 June 2019 - 3 Comments

Weekly nuggets of triviality posted every Sunday each with a short essay relating to the day in question along with 10 other pieces of useless information, read weekly or dip in and out [...]

Victorian cab life
By: Gibson - 14 June 2019 - 2 Comments

From about 1800 drivers had to be registered, of all places, the Sewers Office [...]

Beavering away
By: Gibson - 11 June 2019 - 0 Comments

In 1797 Mr Hetherington wore a top hat on the streets of London a large crowd gathered around and he was arrested and accused of disturbing the public order [...]

London Trivia: Speak up
By: Gibson - 09 June 2019 - 5 Comments

Weekly nuggets of triviality posted every Sunday each with a short essay relating to the day in question along with 10 other pieces of useless information, read weekly or dip in and out [...]

Pull the other leg
By: Gibson - 07 June 2019 - 0 Comments

Foote turned the leg amputation to his advantage by writing many highly successful one-legged comedies with him in the starring role [...]

London Taxi drivers Charity for Children
By: Gibson - 04 June 2019 - 0 Comments

To their surprise, all their cabs had been destroyed by a German bomb. Amazingly, the shelter survived with just some superficial damage. [...]

London Trivia: Anointing oil recipe
By: Gibson - 02 June 2019 - 2 Comments

Weekly nuggets of triviality posted every Sunday each with a short essay relating to the day in question along with 10 other pieces of useless information, read weekly or dip in and out [...]

Derailed
By: Gibson - 31 May 2019 - 3 Comments

When it comes to preserving Britain’s heritage, it is often small groups of enthusiasts who end up doing all the heavy lifting. This certainly goes for the fine volunteers behind the Stretcher Railing Society, [...]