20th June 1897

20th June 1897

On This Day… 20th June 1897 Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee   Shortly before this event, in September 1896 Victoria had become the longest-reigning monarch in British history, beating George III, the previous holder. Victoria reigned 1837 – 1901, 64 years....
19th June 1964

19th June 1964

On This Day… 19th June 1964 Boris Johnson Born   Elected Mayor of London in 2008. Born in New York City, but his family returned to the UK soon after and he was brought up in the UK.   Cockney Cabbies One Big City, Three London Cabbies and the Rest Is History...
18th June 1927

18th June 1927

On This Day… 18th June 1927 Paul Eddington Born   Actor. Born 174 Sutherland Avenue. Roles in ‘The Good Life’, ‘Yes Minister’ and ‘Yes, Prime Minister’. Died London.   Cockney Cabbies One Big City, Three London Cabbies and the...
The Knowledge….

The Knowledge….

The Knowledge… London, 1971. Tony Pinner, a cabbie stumbles upon the existence of a secret society within the ranks of the black cabs. The Knowledge could kill him. Watch our interview with the author @MrJacksonwriter of this fantastic book!  
17th June 1497

17th June 1497

On This Day… 17th June 1497 Battle of Blackheath   The Battle of Deptford Bridge (also known as the Battle of Blackheath) took place On This Day. Forces under King Henry VII were victorious in what was the culminating event of the Cornish Rebellion. After...