1920s

1923

ORIGIN

THE START
OF THE JOURNEY


MAY 16
1923


0
YEARS

ORIGIN

“As I look back it seems that I have always been interested in ghosts…”

Spencer Gore
Letchworth (1912)
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“I was born at Westholm,

Letchworth Garden City, in North Hertfordshire,

an idyllic and fast-expanding place in those days.”

The world’s first garden city,

Letchworth combined the best

of town

and country living.

Spencer Gore
The Beanfield, Letchworth (1912)
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“One of my first memories is 

 holding my little hand high up to reach my father’s hand 

as we walked in high grass on a hot summer day…”

“Here in our boyhood my brother and I would wander for hours…

in a world of our own among the bees and the birds and the wild flowers…”

In the future, Underwood will hear reports of ‘ghostly steps’ at Scudamore in Letchworth Corner...

“The disturbances are thought to be associated…”

“...with the man who had the 300-year-old cottages converted into the present house…”

Scudamore

“One occupant told me that her dog rushed panic-stricken…”

“...from an apparently empty room

and nothing would persuade him…”

“...to re-enter it…”

No Common Task
p.13; 19

Ghosts and How to See Them
 p.13