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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London

23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.

Religious Phrase With A Twist



Religious Phrase With A Twist

'Robbing Peter to pay Paul' - Religious money laundering

Location: Westminster Abbey, SW1P 3PA

Description: There's a famous phrase who's origins hail from those religious institutions, Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral.

'Robbing Peter to pay Paul' came about due to the the rivalry for endowments and revenue between the two - when the dissolution of monasteries saw cash being transferred from Westminster Abbey to St Paul's.

So now you know...


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Religious Phrase With A Twist

'Robbing Peter to pay Paul' - Religious money laundering


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