That summer at the Crystal Palace, Bridget Driscoll became the first person in the world to be killed in a car accident. The coroner said he hoped "such a thing would never happen again." That same year, Britain opened their first car factory.
In the fall, Queen Victoria was recognized as the longest reigning monarch in the history of England.
|Piccadilly Circus 1896|
|Regent Street 1896|
|Hammersmith Bridge 1896|
|Clapham Rd 1896|
|Burlington House 1896|
The words on the lamppost lead me to the next picture.
|The Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly Circus 1896|
David Devant started showing moving pictures there that year.
|Another view of the Egyptian Hall in London in 1896|
|Georges Méliès performs "The Vanishing Lady"|
(at the Egyptian Hall?) 1896
|Street view of the Egyptian Hall 1896|
|Natural History Museum 1896|
|Clock Tower Houses of Parliament 1896|
|London Bridge 1896|
|Euston Station 1896|
|Chancery Lane 1896|
|UAOD (United Ancient Order of Druids) Lodges|
Old Kent Road 1896
|Six-day Race at the London Aquarium by Samuel Begg 1896|
|Inventor Guglielmo Marconi amazes a London |
assemblage in 1896 with a demonstration
of wireless communication across a room.
|Swami Vivekananda in London in December 1896.|