27th July 2012

27th July 2012

On This Day… 27th July 2012 2012 Olympics Started   The first event was held on 25 July in Cardiff but the opening ceremony in London was on the 27th. Closing ceremony 12 August.     Cockney Cabbies One Big City, Three London Cabbies and the Rest Is History...
26th July 1803

26th July 1803

On This Day 26th July 1803 Southern Iron Railway Company Started   A transport system from London to Portsmouth was needed, either a canal or a tramway. The engineer William Jessop, recommended a tramway. He was given the job to build the first phase, from the Thames...
16th July 1846

16th July 1846

On This Day… 16th July 1846 London and North Western Railway Started   Formed by the amalgamation of the Grand Junction Railway, London and Birmingham Railway and the Manchester and Birmingham Railway. In 1922 merged with other companies to form the London,...
15th July 1573

15th July 1573

On This Day… 15th July 1573 Inigo Jones Born   Architect and stage designer. Born near Smithfield. Never married. He studied architecture in Italy and brought the new Palladian designs to Britain. Became Surveyor of the King’s Works, the king’s...
14th July 1766

14th July 1766

On This Day… 14th July 1766 Grand Union Canel Opening   The official opening of the 137 mile long Grand Union Canal (Britain’s longest canal) that links London to Birmingham.   Cockney Cabbies One Big City, Three London Cabbies and the Rest Is History...
13th July 1811

13th July 1811

On This Day… 13th July 1811 Sir George Gilbert Scott Born   Architect. Born in Gawcott, Buckinghamshire. Often styled ‘Sir Gilbert Scott’. His London work includes: St Giles’ Church in Camberwell, St Mary Abbots in Kensington, the Albert...