Friday, 11 September 2009

Ghostly Dr Darwin

So we've been on the tour of the cellars, and have also been told that one of the ground floor rooms of the Erasmus Darwin House is haunted: a result of Dr Darwin having dissected so many dead bodies on the premises. But I must admit, the sight of the pale figure of Darwin himself, surveying Beacon Street from his top window, gave me a little start of surprise when I passed the other day. We always seem to be catching sight of him one way or another... Are the staff trying to give me a heart attack?

Photograph © Memoirs of the Celebrated Mrs Woffington.

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