Monthly Archives: January 2017

In 1965 Goldie the Golden Eagle escaped London zoo and tried to hunt a terrier in Regent’s Park

In February 1965 Goldie the Golden Eagle who was taken captive in London Zoo escaped and took to a London life, preferring the freedom of Regents Park, the park within which the zoo is located. During his twelve days of freedom he tried to hunt a white Terrier, but was shoed away by the umbrella […]

The Griffin in Shoreditch is connected to the Great Beer Disaster of 1814

In Shoreditch there is a pub called The Griffin, which in 2017, is surrounded by a lot of building and development work, in an era during which many parts of Shoreditch are being knocked down, to make way for corporate towers. Since the development work started around The Griffin, The Griffin closed down. I don’t […]