Tours to mark anniversary of ghostly Roman legion march

York Press: Clare Proctor, tour guide at the Treasurer’s House, in the cellars where the ghosts of the Roman legion were seen passing through Clare Proctor, tour guide at the Treasurer’s House, in the cellars where the ghosts of the Roman legion were seen passing through

THE 60TH anniversary of the discovery of ghostly goings-on at a York tourist attraction is being marked by spine-chilling tours.

The Treasurer’s House has reopened in spooky style by commemorating the 1953 experience of Harry Martindale, who as a teenager famously saw a Roman legion march through the cellar of the historic building while working there as a heating engineer.

Visitors will be able to grab a hard hat and relive Harry’s story through daily cellar tours, and can also take a 45-minute guided stroll around the house – regarded as one of the most haunted places in the city – to hear its raft of other ghost stories.

Meanwhile, extra pieces of the house’s collection will also be going on display through the Fascinating Frank tour, named after the house’s last owner Frank Green, who – legend has it – threatened to haunt anybody who dared to move any of his furniture.

The tours will run from 11am to 3pm every day except Fridays until February 28. From March 2 to October 31, the house will be open every day except Fridays between 11am and 4.30pm. Charges apply for the cellar tours and children must be eight and over.

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10:33am Wed 20 Feb 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Harry Martindale's life has been changed by his story. Only Harry himself knows the truth of his sighting, but every young apprentice plumber must pray for a similar occurrence that will elevate them from obscure pipe repairs to international TV stardom.
Harry Martindale's life has been changed by his story. Only Harry himself knows the truth of his sighting, but every young apprentice plumber must pray for a similar occurrence that will elevate them from obscure pipe repairs to international TV stardom. Garrowby Turnoff
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12:17pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

To appreciate the true experience I think you have to get legless first...

(Think about it)
To appreciate the true experience I think you have to get legless first... (Think about it) Ignatius Lumpopo
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12:45pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Mickey T says...

Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
To appreciate the true experience I think you have to get legless first...

(Think about it)
Got it Oscar...(Think about it)
[quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: To appreciate the true experience I think you have to get legless first... (Think about it)[/p][/quote]Got it Oscar...(Think about it) Mickey T
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7:57pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Paul Meoff says...

Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
To appreciate the true experience I think you have to get legless first...

(Think about it)
Legless? Was that a shot in the dark?
[quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: To appreciate the true experience I think you have to get legless first... (Think about it)[/p][/quote]Legless? Was that a shot in the dark? Paul Meoff
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