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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th September 1984 1st London performance of musical Stepping Out presented
25th September 1966 Actor Jason Flemyng was born in Putney, London.
25th September 1939 Conservative MP Leon Brittan was born in London.
25th September 1906 John Galsworthy's Silver Box, premieres in London
25th September 1888 The Royal Court Theatre in Kensington was opened.
25th September 1886 Comedy opera Dorothy, 1st produced in London
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