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Monday, September 06, 2010

Underground ghosts & Post Office Underground Railway free talks

As part of the '
Secret Subterranean London' event hosted by Illumini, there are two free talks shedding light on some little known underground topics.

From TfL's Tube or False campaign

In What Lurks Beneath - spirits and spectres of subterranean London - Rosie Murdie, ghost investigator and member of The Ghost Club will tell some of the ghostly tales linked with the city. You'll find out more about the actor that supposedly haunts the tunnels of Covent Garden London Underground station, plus other ghostly tales. That's at 4.30 on Saturday 11th September.

If you miss that, a member of London Underground Staff, will give another talk on Sunday 12th September at 3.30 covering the "baffling mysteries & ghosts in the dark dank recesses of London's Subterranean Tube System".

the VIP carrier by David Warwick
The VIP carrier on the MailRail Line by David Warwick

Also, Chris Taft, the curator of the British postal museum and Archives, will give a talk on the Post Office miniature underground railway, which was used to carry post through central London. The talk includes rare video footage of the underground railway and the train, which is no longer in service. This will take place on Sunday 12th September at 11am.

All three talks are at The Basement, Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, EC1V 9LT. Please book by emailing illumini@hotmail.co.uk

Update - @CTrouper went along to the Underground Ghosts talk and wrote an insightful guest post for this blog!


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