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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th July 1982 IRA bomb attacks in London

20th July 1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks

20th July 1982 T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical Windy City, premieres in London

20th July 1960 Born today: Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend

20th July 1956 Born today: Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)

20th July 1944 Pierre Vinot, French ambassador to London/writer, dies

20th July 1935 Born today: Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)

20th July 1930 Born today: Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)

The Children of Capland Street



The Children of Capland Street

This is where the famous Capland Street ghost story was based.

Location: Capland Street, St Johns Wood, London

Description: This road has a long connection with a ghost story of children crying at night here. Some locals believe the stories to derive from children who died at an orphanage which stood between here and the Euston Road once.

Others say the story derives from a cobbler called Nicholls who lived here, and one day was dismissed from his work on the Edgware Road. Wracked with debt he killed his 4 youngest children by slitting their throats before committing suicide.

Henry Duggan published a story similar to this in a pamphlet at the time and an inquest was reported in The Times on 18th April 1872.


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The Children of Capland Street

This is where the famous Capland Street ghost story was based.


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