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The Great London Ghost Tour
The Great London Ghost Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

15th October 1984 Leonard Rossiter (Rising Damp) died waiting to go on stage at the Lyric Theatre, London.

15th October 1959 Born today: Sarah Magaret Fergusson, [Fergie], London England, Duchess of York

15th October 1940 London's Waterloo Station bombed by Germans

15th October 1940 Heavy German air raid on London, 400 killed

A Renowned Spring Fair



A Renowned Spring Fair

'Mayfair' - named after a disreputable Spring Fair

Location: Mayfair, London, W1V

Description: Very close to Hyde Park Corner, in fact North-East as the crow flies is the fashionable area that has it's roots in the past, in fact it was named after a disreputable Spring Fair that used to be held there.

'Mayfair' was home to a fair that began on May 1st and went on for 15 days, it was closed down in 1764 after residents complained about the blatant disregard for decent behaviour and the abundance of whores and tomfoolery...So now you know.


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A Renowned Spring Fair

'Mayfair' - named after a disreputable Spring Fair


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