Person    | Male  Born 1931  Died /6/2010

William (Mole man) Lyttle

Categories: Exploring

Countries: Ireland

Known as the ‘Mole Man’ because he spent forty years digging a series of tunnels under his, and his neighbours' houses in Hackney. It was estimated that he had shovelled out over 100 cubic metres of earth. During this time he would talk with his neighbours about his "home improvements". He was active in some performing arts groups where people remembered him as gentlemanly and sparky. He was ordered to pay nearly £300,000 in costs to cover scaffolding and new foundations. Eventually he was moved out - to a flat on the top floor!
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Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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