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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th January 1973 Born today: Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)
18th January 1950 Christopher Fry's Venus Observed, premieres in London
18th January 1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
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.