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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th March 1921 Actor Dirk Bogarde is born in Hampstead, London.
28th March 1858 The original Chelsea toll & suspension bridge designed by Thomas Page was opened.
Colonel Elliott's Magic Home
Scene of Colonel Eliott's public humiliation of Lady Waghorn.
Location: 54 Welbeck Street, London
Description: This is where Lieutenant Colonel Robert Elliot, a retired eye surgeon and member of the Magic Circle lived.
And it was here that he humiliated Lady Waghorn in order to discredit her testimony that she had seen the miraculous indian rope trick performed some years earlier.
This was in 1926, when the West was enthralled with the idea that there were real magicians doing tricks unknown to the West.
Lady Waghorn was one of the many eyewitness reports that were hounded into discredit by the Magic Circle.
Tagged in this Tour: Historic Magic Circle Tour