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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
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.
Old Queens Head
Haunted by both a lady in Tudor dress and a little girl
Location: 44 Essex Road, N1 8LN
Description: The original pub of this name was frequented by professional pirate Sir Walter Raleigh. However, that structure was pulled down to make way for the current building. Somewhere a few spirits have got mixed up and today's pub is haunted by both a lady in Tudor dress and a little girl.