You’ve more than a ghost of a chance with injury lawyers in Long Melford
Long Melford is a large village in Suffolk. Just outside Long Melford was a Victorian mansion called Borley Rectory, it was once deemed the most haunted house in England. It was built in 1862 to house the rector and his family and was eventually demolished in 1944 after it had been badly damaged by fire in 1939. While it was standing, many strange events were alleged to have taken place there.
Driven by 2 headless horsemen
The first noted paranormal events took place there in 1863. A few locals had heard unexplained footsteps in the house. The next major event was in 1900 when 4 daughters of the rector, Henry Dawson Ellis Bull, reported seeing the ghost of a nun just 40 yards from the house at twilight. They tried to communicate with the apparition but as they got closer, it disappeared. Other witnesses reported seeing a phantom coach driven by 2 headless horsemen.
If we move forward to October 1928 when the Reverend Guy Eric Smith and his wife moved into the rectory, we hear of more witnesses seeing and hearing what they consider paranormal happenings. While Mrs Smith was cleaning out the contents of the cupboard, she came across a brown paper parcel which held a female skull. The ringing of servants’ bells would happen at all hours of the day and night even though the bells had been disconnected. Furthermore, lights appeared in windows when no-one was there and there were the sound of footsteps when no human could have made them. To cap it all, the phantom horse-drawn carriage was seen again by Mrs Smith.
Harry Price was called in who was a well-known ghost hunter of the time and he wrote 2 books on the subject. However, from all the reports which have been written about the place, it has long been debated whether the hauntings were simply for people to get publicity or not. It certainly kept Harry Price in the public eye. As Borley Rectory was demolished, we shall never know for certain whether a phantom carriage with headless horsemen rides along the roads or not.
If Borley Rectory fascinates you and you decide to go to Long Melford, although you may not be knocked down by headless horsemen, you may suffer from the negligence of a modern day counterpart and be mowed out of the way by a careless driver. If you suffer from personal injuries, you may wish to find out more about claiming compensation with injury lawyers in Long Melford. You should call Accident Advice Helpline to find out more.
A 30 second test
First of all, a trained adviser will put you through a 30 second test which will determine whether injury lawyers in Long Melford might take your case on. After that, an online calculator will work out approximately how much compensation you might get if injury lawyers in Long Melford win your case. This would be on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. To find out if you might be entitled to the services of injury lawyers in Long Melford you should call Accident Advice Helpline now. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile phone on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 19th January 2014
Author: David Brown