Vicar, the use­ful ghost

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

GHOSTS can be use­ful (Let­ters, Novem­ber 21). The pre­vi­ous owner of our house used to see a vicar van­ish­ing reg­u­larly as she went into a room. The fa­ther of an ear­lier oc­cu­pant had been a vicar so, the next time she saw him, she said quickly: ‘They’ve gone to live at Askham.’ She never saw him again.

When we moved in, there were odd gur­gles. Some said it was the cen­tral heat­ing, but we thought the vicar had re­turned, with a new habit of nick­ing things. If the chil­dren ‘lost’ some­thing, it was the vicar— very use­ful! When we moved to Aus­tralia, the vicar seemed to come, too. David Whi­taker, Ed­in­burgh

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