April 7, 2022

Ghosts of Whitby (From The Archives)

Ghosts of Whitby (From The Archives)

My special guest is Paul Fitz-George here to discuss ghost stories from the beautiful coastal town of Whitby England.

 

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A collection of twenty two supernatural tales about the old seaport of Whitby on England's beautiful and mysterious North East Coast.

 

Stories include tales about ghosts, vampires, the fairy folk and ancient customs and superstitions, all of which paint a suitably spectral sketch of the ghostly goings on in this famous old town over the centuries.

 

The origins of creatures and spectres from the imaginations of Bram Stoker and Wilkie Collins feature in this book, put together by the former Collector of Dues of Whitby Harbour, Paul McDermott. He was able to prise some spectral gems and first hand reports from the citizens and old salts he dealt with at the harbour on a day-to-day basis.

 

Also included is the research he carried out on some of the more ancient tales of this one time Viking, Norman and in particular, eighteenth Century ship building port, these carried out in the famous and fascinating archives of The Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society, of which he was a member.

 

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Paul Fitz George

Special Guest