Status, Scandal and Subterfuge: A Lydiard House Ghost Story
Christmas is synonymous with many things: the Christmas tree, the turkey, brussel sprouts and … the ghost story, of which Dicken’s A Christmas Carol is a classic of the genre. However, it’s not just in a Dickens volume that you can find some seasonal spookiness. Follow the link to Lydiard House blogspot where you will find a ghost story located in our very own Lydiard House: Status, Scandal and Subterfuge: A Lydiard House Ghost Story. “What better subject for a ‘nearly’ Christmas post than tales of ghostly happenings in Lydiard House. Like any self respecting ancient property Lydiard House boasts a spectral presence or two. But like a thing of beauty, could the Lydiard House phantoms be just an imaginative figment in the eye of the beholder …. “ Follow the link to find out more.
For a Christmas tale of a different kind have a look at Swindon in the Past Lane for a delightful post about a Swindon Christmas in 1940: ‘Swindonians celebrated a low key Christmas in 1940 following a year in which the war had bit hard. But the town and district made sure that the most vulnerable citizens were catered for, especially the evacuees, so far from home for the festive period … ‘ It features some fabulous black and white photographs and is worth 10 minutes of your time for sure,
So some great Christmas reading with a local bias on these great blogs – perfect for dipping into with a glass of port and a mince pie. Merry Christmas!