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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Urban Legends & Ghosts of the London Underground

If you like your Tube tales filled with ghosts, ghouls, secret tunnels and "friendly terrorists" you might be interested in a talk taking place this Thursday November 11th. Writer,
Scott Wood will be sharing a billing with Anthony Clayton, author of Subterranean City to share stories about Subterranean London Lore.

Slightly Disturbing Tube Map by Public Grief Junkie

The talk (organised by the South East London Folklore Society) takes place at The Old King's Head Pub, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High St, London, SE1 1NA at 8pm and costs £2.50.

While looking for something to illustrate this post, I came across the fantastic "Slightly Disturbing Tube Map". In the designer's own words, the map: "which took ages to do, by the way - shows where Tube lines have cut through plague pits, former slums and cholera sites, and also where all the ghosts and that hang out. For good measure, it also shows where all the abandoned stations are, and also all the stations that were destroyed and such during the war." In size "it's roughly two Jack Russells by three Jack Russells" and costs £19.99.

Hat tip to IanVisits events calendar for the talk info.

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