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Ian Gillanders has published a new book – Newark’s Historical Ghost Walk

A man who led ghost walks in Newark has published a book based on his spooky experiences.

Ian Gillanders, who now lives in Berkshire, ran the regular ghost walks and experience nights for eight years at some of the area’s most haunted locations.

His book, Newark’s Historical Ghost Walk, looks back at some of the unexplained happenings that people reported to him over years.

Ian Gillanders with a copy of his book, Newark's Historical Ghost Walk.(24399186)
Ian Gillanders with a copy of his book, Newark's Historical Ghost Walk.(24399186)

It covers sites including Newark Castle, The Ossington, Charles I Coffee House, the Rutland Arms and White Hart.

The walk, which combined history with ghost stories, is mapped out so readers can follow the route.

In addition to the ghost walks, Mr Gillanders also organised a series of Evenings With A Difference, which gave people the chance to spend time in haunted locations, including Kelham Hall.

“So much happened, I had such a lot of stories to tell. I just wanted to share them,” Mr Gillanders said.

“I have brought them all together into one book, which I hope people will enjoy.

“I didn’t do the walks and evenings to convince people that ghosts exist. People have their own views.

“I started out as a sceptic but a lot of things happened that I can’t explain ­— people told me they had heard, seen or felt things ­— and I wanted to tell those stories.”

The book is divided into three sections ­— locations covered on the ghost walk, the evenings with a difference, and stories told to Ian during his ventures.

The book is available from Amazon.


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