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Sunday, 4 March 2012

PAGANNINI TAVERN, Hope Street

PAGANNINI TAVERN
Hope Street
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Synonymous with the 
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The name "Pagannini Tavern" was used for these
premises between 1838 and 1841, and then again
in 1853 for some reason.
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In the early to mid-thirties, Signor Pagganini,
the violinist and composer, played at the
Theatre Royal in the town, and proved to be
quite a sensation - not least because after
his performance he eloped with the pianist's
daughter, a singer.
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He didn't get beyond the docks in London, however,
where the young lady was 'recovered.'
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