The streets and buildings of Leicester are home to all manner of ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night. "Haunted Leicester" explores the supernatural side of the city and its surrounding area, seeking out spectres and phantoms and recounting their tales. Within the pages of this book you will find a hooded figure, a murdered landlady and a man who walks through walls as well as many more spooks and unexplained events. From the cathedral and opera house to pubs and streets, this journey around Leicester's spooky spots is sure to appeal to anyone interested in the city's haunted heritage and will provide a wealth of material for late-night ghost stories.
Andrew James Wright was born in Leicester in 1955. He has worked in the family business, a pub, had a spell in the retail trade, the record industry, been employed as a carpenter and is presently part of the estates team at the University of Leicester. A frustrated poet and keen cartoonist , he also enjoys fishing, gardening and keeping ferrets. He has been widely consulted on the subject of ghosts and regularly gives talks on the subject.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Old Town 2. Braunstone Hall 3. Castle Park 4. Old Belgrave 5. Gallery of Ghosts 6. In Suburbia