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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

A ghostly Bricklayer



A ghostly Bricklayer

Haunted by a dust covered bricklayer.

Location: South Black Lion Lane, W6 9TJ

Description: Tainted with the haunted brush much like many public houses in London, this pub in Hammersmith has a rich quirky history.

Now called the Black Lion, in the 1700s it was named the Black Swan and made famous by the literary cases of the author Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890 - 1971), or as he was commonly known, A. P. Herbert - in particular his writings named 'The Water Gypsies'.

Now this boozer has a rather unfortunate ghost story. Two hundred years ago, Francis Smith, an excise officer, decided to investigate the supernatural goings on nearby and lay in wait for the ghost, gun at the ready. In the dead of night the ghost appeared. He fired, killing a dust covered bricklayer, by the name of Thomas Milward. His body was then taken to the Black Lion inn...and a ghost was born.

Tagged in this Tour: The Great London Ghost Tour

Themes: GhostGhost Theme  HistoricalHistorical Theme  QuirkyQuirky Theme
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A ghostly Bricklayer

Haunted by a dust covered bricklayer.


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I always thought it was a miller covered in flour returning home after work. Millers Court is just down the road. (Anonymous)
Posted by Anonymous on 2012-03-03
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