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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.
26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London
26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.
26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.
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