GREAT BRITAIN: The March of St. Paul's

Londoners received massive tidings last week: St. Paul's is gliding down Ludgate Hill toward Fleet Street. Its rate of travel: an inch a century.

The Rev. Sidney Arthur Alexander, the Cathedral's venerable Canon and treasurer, broke the news that St. Paul's had shifted one-third of an inch during his 36 years in office. No man to miss such an item, the Daily Express's famed "Beachcomber" observed: "St. Paul's Cathedral is bitten by the fashionable bug of perpetual fidgeting, and is unable to remain still any longer. . . . It is due to crash into the Daily Express building in...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!