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#432125 - 18th Sep 2010 7:09pm OSCAR WILDE
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Did anyone know that Oscar Wilde gave a lecture on his tour of America at the Mechanics Institute in October 1883. The carpark near Moodz Bar Charing Cross now occupies the site. The Mechanic Institute later became the Astoria Music Hall. A young man in the audience and his father were so taken with Wilde that they invited him back to their home in Prenton Lane West. The house still stands. The young man was Richard Galliene - later styled le Galliene. His father was John and was a brewery manager. Ricard achieved his own fame as apoet but mostly in the states. Wonder what Oscar would make of Charing Cross on a Friday night now.............

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#432126 - 18th Sep 2010 7:10pm Re: OSCAR WILDE [Re: tigertiger1953]
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The Gallienes lived at a few adresses but the Prenton Lane house was the one Oscar stayed in. Bet the owners don't know.

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#432151 - 18th Sep 2010 8:59pm Re: OSCAR WILDE [Re: tigertiger1953]
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Wonder what Oscar would make of Charing Cross on a Friday night now.............


Haha!! Bet he'd find something to entertain him...

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#432206 - 18th Sep 2010 10:29pm Re: OSCAR WILDE [Re: Roslynmuse]
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yes.....no doubt......feasting with panthers...

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