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23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London

23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.

Patrick Stewart's friendly Ghost

Ghost of John Baldwin Buckstone who likes a good performance

Location: 18 Suffolk Street, SW1Y 4HT

Description: Being such an old theatre and you would hope that there might be some paranormal activity...

And so to 'Patrick Stewart' of 'Star Trek' fame who was said to have sighted a man wearing what looked like a biege coat and twill trousers in the wings as he performed 'Waiting for Godot' with the brilliant Sir Ian McKellen.

This benign aparation it is said only appears if he likes the performance and appears to be the ghost of John Baldwin Buckstone, actor manager of the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the mid-19th Century and a friend of Charles Dickens.

There has been a theatre in this part of the Haymarket since 1720 - the first one being called The Little Theatre In the Haymarket. The theatre was granted a Royal patent in 1766. The present theatre, which was designed by John Nash and opened in 1821, was so designed so that the front Corinthian portico could be seen from St James Square.

Tagged in this Tour: The Great London Ghost Tour
Tagged in this Tour: Charles Dickens' London

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Patrick Stewart's friendly Ghost

Ghost of John Baldwin Buckstone who likes a good performance

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