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...
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...
16th June 1779

16th June 1779

On This Day… 16th June 1779 Spain Declared War On Britain     Spain declared war on Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar began. In February 1783 the siege was lifted and the French and Spanish troops retired, disheartened and defeated, after three years and...
15th June 1949

15th June 1949

On This Day… 15th June 1949 Simon Callow Born   Actor, director, writer. Born Streatham.   Cockney Cabbies One Big City, Three London Cabbies and the Rest Is History #london #history #tours #guides #cabbies #taxis #londontaxis #blackcabs #architecture...
14th June 2017

14th June 2017

On This Day… 14th June 2017 Grenfell Fire Started   Just before 1am a fire broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of flats. This social housing block was on the north-east edge of the largely wealthy W11 post code, just south of Silchester Road. 72...