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The London Riots Tour
The London Riots Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th August 1999 Jef Smith, a Freeman of the City of London, drove a herd of two sheep across Tower Bridge.

19th August 1980 Willy Russell's Educating Rita, premieres in London

19th August 1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London

19th August 1842 The last day before railings were put up on The Monument, also the last (of 6) suicides from the top.go to related location

19th August 1274 The Coronation of Edward I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Spring Heeled Jack visited here



Spring Heeled Jack visited here

One of spring heeled Jacks infamous visitations.

Location: 2 Turner Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 2AD

Description: Five days after his most infamous attack, Victorian fiend Spring-heeled Jack appeared again in the East End of London.

This time he knocked here at the door of within easy walking distance of Old Ford. When a servant-boy answered the knock, a cloaked figure asked if his employer Mr Ashworth was at home, Jack threw down his cloak and presented a most hideous appearance. The shocked boy screamed so loudly that Jack fled without accomplishing anything further.

Unidentified witnesses claim to have seen the figure bound off down the street (a later account declared it then 'leapt over a house' in it's flight.

Several fictionalised retellings elaborate on this story.


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Spring Heeled Jack visited here

One of spring heeled Jacks infamous visitations.


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