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The Beatles take London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th January 1989 Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies

19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London

19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.

19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.go to related location

19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)

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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