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The Great London Ghost Tour
The Great London Ghost Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

A Bridge and a Rose



A Bridge and a Rose

Bridge-building Lord Mayor is fined a freshly plucked rose.

Location: Seething Lane, EC3N

Description: Some time ago, one of the earlier Lord Major's took it upon himself to put on his construction hat and look handy in the architecture stakes...

He duly built a bridge over Seething Lane to connect his two houses...without permission. Well, either he was incredibly lazy, stupid, or just liked spending Londoner's money...or indeed all of the above - but justice was to prevail.

He was subsequently fined, and what a ridiculous one it was - a fine of a freshly plucked rose!

This rose symbol is still presented to new Lord Major at the annual ceremony.


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A Bridge and a Rose

Bridge-building Lord Mayor is fined a freshly plucked rose.


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Stayed at the Apex hotel a week ago for 2 nights and ran across Samuel Pepys name 3 times that night. At he "hung drawn and quatered" pub again at St. Olaves church, and the street next to the hotel. I believew I saw his ghost that night outside my large window on the top floor. (Russ)
Posted by Russ on 2008-07-01
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