The Real Lives of the Ghosts in my Stories - (1) Sir Walter Calverley - UPDATED
This was a great read. I also nearly caught pneumonia looking for Sir Walter's ghost but in the eighties. We did see something odd that night but whether that was teenage hysteria or not I've never been sure.
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Hi I have recently just found out Walter Calverley is a anchestor of mine and I have only just been told this story I am finding it interesting and may have to take a trip to Calverley
Hi Lyndsey - that's fascinating. Definitely worth a visit.
I lived in near the area and many people in Rodley still hear the galloping hoofs and the gloved hand opening the door. He's still there
Thanks for letting me know Mandy - that's fascinating
What a fantastic story concerning Walter De Calverley (as I knew of him.) I was Born in Calverley in 1937, I recall school (Calverley Parish Church School) we kids were told a brief history of the Walter Calverley tragedy, thus item clearly explained what was missed when at school, all those years ago., something I never really was able to clarify. The article on this page actually explained everything, Thank You so much. The graves were also a point of interest to we kids, situated at the front,left hand side of the Parish Church as I recall. History being my favorite subject Thank you again to all involved.
A wonderful story of history I was able to relate to. as kids, (boys in Miss Waller's class Calverley Parish Church School (Infants and Std one,1940) it is amazing that many of we boys had learned of the Ghost of'Sir Walter, as we spoke of him.also checked out the to,headstones at the Church, (they added credibility to the story) Thank you for a great interesting read.Terry Offord.
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