1951


28
YEARS

ALDINE HOUSE

In 1951, Underwood moves from Hertfordshire to work at the London office of Dents: Aldine House.

He rents a house in Richmond.

13a The Hermitage, Richmond, Surrey.

Underwood’s ‘calling card’ from this period showing his address in Richmond.

‘Aldine House’ is located on the corner of Bedford Street and Chandos Place, near Covent Garden Market.

Underwood is later informed by a colleague about curious noises on an upper floor of the building...

“...the sounds of heavy breathing, coughing and footsteps…”

“The noises…were heard over a period of three months…”

“[It was] discovered that many years ago…”

“...a man had committed suicide in the room...”

“... where the noises seemed to originate…”

“…each person who experienced the noises was certain that someone or something was in the room…”

“…as they reached the corridor leading to [it]…”

“I tried to discover more about the suicide…”

“...but I was unsuccessful

and now...”

“...since the building is likely to be completely altered, 

 London has probably lost yet another of its ghosts.”

 Haunted London
'Aldine House, Bedford Street, WC2'