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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
10th December 1688 King James II flees London
10th December 1541 Sir Thomas Culpeper, courtier of Henry VIII and lover his fifth queen, Catherine Howard, beheaded at Tyburn.
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