Spirited response to Damien’s ghost tour around Royston
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Brave Roystonians with nerves of steel set off on a ghost tour around the town on Saturday, led by author and historian Damien O’Dell.
The tour, which took in around a score of reputedly haunted locations in the town, taught locals a thing or two about the history of Royston.
Damien said: “The Ghost Walk went very smoothly, we had a friendly crowd, everyone enjoyed themselves.
“It will be an annual event, around Hallowe’en time.”
Shop owner Laura Whitford, who took part in the walk, said: “It was really interesting, not only to find out about the spooky stories, but also to learn about the history of the buildings.
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“It’s slightly unnerving to hear about the ghost in Hush Skin and Beauty though – I’m going there for a facial!”
Laura was joined by friend Anne Walls who said: “Royston has such a long history covering many periods and important times in history.
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“It was interesting that most of the ghosts are friendly and harmless and that people don’t mind them, just a few were unpleasant.
“We had a nice chat with the organiser who has lots of knowledge about the surrounding area.”
Damien will lead a night walk for adults on Wednesday, November 18, meeting at 7.30pm at Royston railway station.