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The Beatles take London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th January 1928 Born today: Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson)

17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)

17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)

17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London

17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.go to related location

Ghost of Actor William Terriss



Ghost of Actor William Terriss

The ghost of murdered actor William Terris haunts the Adelphi.

Location: The Adelphi, The Strand, London, WC2E7NA

Description: William Terriss was a popular actor who was killed by a jealous rival on December 16th 1897 during the run of the Secret Service.

Actor Richard Prince hated Terriss and killed him as Terris was unlocking the Adelphi stage door.

Terris died in the arms of his Mistress, Jessie Milward. As he was dying he whispered I'll be back.

The first reporting of the ghost of Terris was 1928. A stranger saw a male figure in Maiden Lane which he said was a ghost. He later identified the figure as Terris from a photograph.

Poltergeist activity started to manifest in the dressing room once used by Milward.

Later again there was a sighting in the Adelphi Theatre.

Tagged in this Tour: The Great London Ghost Tour
Tagged in this Tour: Dark London

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Ghost of Actor William Terriss

The ghost of murdered actor William Terris haunts the Adelphi.


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I thought he was seen in covent garden? (William Terris)
Posted by William Terris on 2009-03-18
Took a spooky photo in the alley at the back of the theatre in Dec 2008....full of orbs !!! you can see it here. http://echostains.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/dscf1625.jpg (Steve)
Posted by Steve on 2008-12-28
this dude died on my birthday...how weird does it get?? (sarah)
Posted by sarah on 2007-08-04
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