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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th January 1843 Born today: Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
20th January 1779 Actor David Garrick sadly passed away at The Adelphi buildings.
20th January 1382 King Richard II of England was married to Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey.
A Bridge and a Rose
Bridge-building Lord Mayor is fined a freshly plucked rose.
Location: Seething Lane, EC3N
Description: Some time ago, one of the earlier Lord Major's took it upon himself to put on his construction hat and look handy in the architecture stakes...
He duly built a bridge over Seething Lane to connect his two houses...without permission. Well, either he was incredibly lazy, stupid, or just liked spending Londoner's money...or indeed all of the above - but justice was to prevail.
He was subsequently fined, and what a ridiculous one it was - a fine of a freshly plucked rose!
This rose symbol is still presented to new Lord Major at the annual ceremony.