Your guide, Rhoda Fraser, will be dressed in period costume and will bring to life local stories, traditions and legends.
These include The Drummer Boy of Richmond and Potter Thompson discovering King Arthur beneath Richmond’s Castle.
As well as telling some more up-to-date "scary stories", Rhoda also imparts a wealth of useful, and quirky, information about the town.
During her research for the Ghost Walks Rhoda discovered that she had some family parallels with Frances I' Anson, (the Sweet lass of Richmond hill) whose Mother came from Arkengarthdale, as did Rhoda’s, and her mother's maiden name was Hutchinson, as was Rhoda's. Are they distantly related?
Rhoda has an enormous expertise in storytelling - she gained funding from the Arts Council to set up "Stories in the Park" taking her stories to nearly 2,000 people up and down the dales area. She has been resident storyteller at the Dales Countryside Museum at Hawes and enjoys working in schools and care homes for the elderly. One of her most interesting jobs was working for the National Trust with Trusty the Hedgehog!!
Whilst on an assignment in Richmond Castle in 2006, a local photographer took this photograph inside the 12th century keep.
There was no one at the base of the staircase when the photograph was taken, but back in his studio the photographer discovered this mysterious shadowy figure on the image.... wooooooo!
The Ghost Walks last for approximately 1 hour 15 minutes and are suitable for all ages. The walks take place during August on Fridays and Saturdays. Other times and dates can be arranged by appointment - please contact Rhoda on 01748 818156 or mobile 07775618472.
Rhoda has CRB clearance & Public Liability Insurance.
Please meet at the Turf Hotel or the Friary Gardens (both by the Georgian Theatre) at 6.30pm.