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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th June 1837 Queen Victoria receives the news from the Archbishop of Canterbury that her uncle William IV had died and she was now queen.
Mummified Remains at St James
Mummified remains of a medieval local are housed here.
Location: Church of St James, Garlickhythe in Upper Thames, EC4V 2AL
Description: The mummified remains (no longer on display) were of an unknown medieval gentleman nicknamed Jimmy Garlickhythe.
The inscription on his coffin read: Stop stranger, stop as you pass by. As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, you soon will be, so pray prepare to follow me.
It is much speculated that in life Old Jimmy may have been one of the six early Lord Mayors of London who were buried in the church.
A ghost of Jimmy has made several appearances since World War 2.