Join the hunt for Morley’s ghosts
TALES OF ghosts, long forgotten murders and highwaymen will thrill and frighten this Halloween when a theatrical group of friends will lead a ghost walk round Morley.
Mrs Mildred Chimp has been busy collecting local ghost stories and has decided to organise a walk to raise money for the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal.
Mrs Chimp said: “My friends and I are always dressing up as Victorians, putting on fashion shows and performances so I thought why not do a ghost walk?
“I have been on walks in York and Whitby and I heard Edinburgh has one so why not Morley?”
She added: “Clients have been telling me ghost stories for years and I am quite interested in history as well so I stored everything up and recently decided to write it all down.”
She has plotted a walk that will start at Morley Town Hall and end at The Nelson on Victoria Road and is guaranteed to change the way people view the innocuous streets and buildings they pass.
“I don’t want to give too much away but there are quite a few ghosts in the town hall and I have a picture of one taken in the mayor’s parlour by a caretaker which we will be passed around as we tell the story,” Mrs Chimp explained, adding, “I have not made anything up, they are all genuine ghost stories that people have told me,”
The tales themselves will be told by her husband, Professor Trevor Chimp and their friends Ms Lucretia Gorge-Jess and Ms Cordelia Corduroy-leg who will lead people to a succession of haunted hostelries, to the library and St Mary’s before plunging down to Morley Bottoms and up Chapel Hill with its dark history.
Mrs Chimp said: “I have never seen a ghost and I am not sure I would want to because I would be quite scared but you never know what might be out there.”
The walk will start at Morley Town Hall at 7.30pm on October 31 and costs £4 per person.
Mrs Chimp is keen to collect even more stories and asks that anyone with personal experience of ghostly goings on get in touch by calling into Crispins shoe shop in Morley Bottoms or calling her on 0113 253 6399.
l Do you have a ghost in your house? Have you ever seen any spooky activity around Morley? We’re also on the look-out for any of your supernatural sightings.
E-mail your stories to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Erica Madelin on 0113 2523456.
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