Annie Besant

Annie Besant

Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self rule. Born Annie Wood at 2 Fish Street Hill. Married, aged 19, Frank Besant (brother to Sir Walter) bu...

Person, Gender Issues, Nationalism, Paranormal, Politics & Administration, India, Ireland

4 memorials
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett married Robert Browning in the St Marylebone Church facing York Gate in Euston Road, on 12 September 1846. Keen participant in spiritual séances, taking Robert with her, but he wa...

Person, Paranormal, Poetry, Italy

3 memorials
Viscount Combermere, Wellington Stapleton-Cotton

Viscount Combermere, Wellington Stapleton-Cotton

Born Bedford. Inherited the title from his father, the first Viscount, in 1865. Was killed in a collision with a horse-drawn carriage and while all the family and staff were away at the funeral his...

Person, Paranormal, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Sir William Crookes

Sir William Crookes

Chemist, physicist and science journalist. Born 143 Regent Street, presumably in a residential apartment above his father's gentlemen's outfitters shop in the Nash-designed terraces. Worked on spec...

Person, Paranormal, Science

1 memorial
Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding

Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding

Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding, GCB, GCVO, CMG, RAF, Baron of Bentley Priory in the county of Middlesex. Commander-in-Chief Fighter Command Royal Air Force from its formation in 1936 until Novembe...

Person, Armed Forces, Paranormal, Scotland

5 memorials
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Born in Edinburgh where he trained as a doctor. Extremely successful writer of the Sherlock Holmes stories. A sportsman: a boxer, a cricketer who once dismissed W. G. Grace. The first Englishman to...

Person, Literature, Paranormal, Seriously Famous, Scotland

7 memorials
Mr & Mrs Richard Ellis

Mr & Mrs Richard Ellis

Founders and President and Honorary Secretary of the Rochester Square Spiritualist Temple.

Group, Paranormal, Politics & Administration, Religion

1 memorial
Charles Hoy Fort

Charles Hoy Fort

Writer, thinker, humourist and investigator. Promoted scientific investigation of the paranormal. Born New York state, came to Europe aged 22. Returned to New York and married Anna in 1896. He bega...

Person, Journalism / Publishing, Literature, Paranormal, USA

2 memorials
Garrick Theatre

Garrick Theatre

Built for W S Gilbert in 1889, the Garrick Theatre has continued to thrive largely on a mixed diet of comedy, comedy-drama and farce. The theatre is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of actor mana...

Building, Paranormal, Theatre

1 memorial
Sir Thomas Graham Jackson

Sir Thomas Graham Jackson

Architect (and writer of ghost stories). Born Heath Street, Hampstead. Much of his work is of educational buildings, quite a few in Oxford. Died at home at 49 Evelyn Garden.

Person, Architecture, Paranormal

1 memorial
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