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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th January 1883 Betram Home Ramsay, Dunkirk Naval Strategist, was born in London.
20th January 1843 Born today: Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
20th January 1779 Actor David Garrick sadly passed away at The Adelphi buildings.
20th January 1382 King Richard II of England was married to Anne of Bohemia in Westminster Abbey.
20th January 1265 First English Parliament summoned by non-royal command (The Earl of Leicester) met in Westminster Hall.
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