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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
A ghostly motorcycle passenger
A young lad is known to thumb lifts even though he's a ghost
Location: Blackwall Tunnel, E14
Description: The Blackwall Tunnel consists of a pair of roads that run under the River Thames in east London which join Greenwich to Tower Hamlets.
In 1972, a friendly and caring motorcyclist gave a lift to a boy at the South end of this incredible Victorian tunnel - but - on exiting at the other end he found that his passenger had vanished.
Taking it upon himself to visit the address the boy had given him, he found out that the lad had died many years beforehand...
Tagged in this Tour: The Great London Ghost Tour