31st August 1900

31st August 1900

On this day… 31st August 1900 First sale of Coca Cola in Britain   Image from the magnificent Advertising Archives. This is the earliest UK ad that we could find there: 1910s.   Cockney Cabbies One Big City, Three London Cabbies and the Rest Is History #london...
30th August 1846

30th August 1846

On this day…. 30th August 1846 Thomas Wall Born   Sausage entrepreneur and philanthropist. Born at 113 Jermyn Street. In 1870 he was made a partner in his father’s sausage making business and with his brother Frederick, developed it as a countrywide...
23rd August 1617

23rd August 1617

On This Day… 23rd August 1617 1st One Way Street   The first one-way streets were introduced in London.     Cockney Cabbies One Big City, Three London Cabbies and the Rest Is History #london #history #tours #guides #cabbies #taxis #londontaxis #blackcabs...
22nd August 1932

22nd August 1932

On This Day… 22nd August 1932 BBC First TV Broadcast   The BBC began its first experiments with television broadcasting.   Cockney Cabbies One Big City, Three London Cabbies and the Rest Is History #london #history #tours #guides #cabbies #taxis #londontaxis...
21st August 1952

21st August 1952

On this day… 21st August 1952 Joe Strummer Born   Co-founder and lead singer of The Clash. Born as John Graham Mellor in Turkey and raised in Scotland. “London Calling” is his. Died suddenly of a heart defect at his home in Somerset in 2002.  ...
18th August 1941

18th August 1941

On This Day…. 18th August 1941 Britain’s National Fire Service was established.   Cockney Cabbies One Big City, Three London Cabbies and the Rest Is History #london #history #tours #guides #cabbies #taxis #londontaxis #blackcabs #architecture...