Rob Marks’ Ghost Stories: The Amorous Apparition
Sighting of ghostly children are not uncommon; hardly surprising when one considers the child mortality rate in years gone by. More recently the figure of a little girl, dressed in nineteenth century attire, has been seen perched on the steps to the rear of the Friends’ Meeting House. A local man, who claimed to have had several paranormal experiences in his lifetime, caught a fleeting glimpse of her one evening in the spring of 2009. Whilst walking past the back gate he saw a little girl, of around three years of age, sitting quietly on the doorstep. Glancing back, he noted that the child had vanished. The man’s double-take had been so swift it would not have afforded the child time enough to scamper off. Interestingly, in 1997, a little girl of around the same age was seen in the basement of what was then Bears and Friends in Meeting House Lane. The child was said to have been scruffily dressed and was sitting on the stairs. A customer was quite taken by her and was about to speak when the child, quite simply, vanished.
Rob’s Ghost Walk of the Lanes run every Thursday, Friday & Saturday evening • Meet outside the Druid’s Head pub in Brighton Place at 7.30pm – no need to book, just turn up on the evening • Adults £5, children £2, seniors/students £3 • 01273 328 297 •