I got the impression that we were causing a bit of problem by turning up to this walk! Picked up the tickets as instructed, arrived at the right location and was then subjected to head count because they couldn't take more than 50 people per night. Having arrived at 54 a few times, the two women then attempted the impossible task of working out what half of 54 was and eventually split us down the middle.
We had a large(ish) group of people ranging from 20 to 50 with one child who we were reminded over and over again was twelve years old - hashtag: joshua. The tour guide introduced herself a few times, forgetting that she had already informed us that she was Christine and continued to present to whole tour to us like children. 'Now, what do you think of that?' and ''So, what do you think happened next?'
We were positioned in ways that made viewing the buildings she was talking about quite difficult. At one time we were ushered into a service road and had to crane our necks to see the two of the buildings.
Unfortunately, not one 'story' was an account of a ghost. It was just the story of how each person had fallen in love, been heartbroken and then died. There was little in the way of paranormal.
When she produced que cards to relate a story there seemed to be no beginning, middle or end and the names and dates seemed to confuse her. In fact, the entire dialogue was played out as if she was reciting stuff in her bedroom mirror but missing all of the factual/well known stories linked to the locations we visited.
Half way through the tour a few people dropped out but considering she struggled counting to 50 at the initial headcount, it was little wonder that she acknowledged everybody as present at the end of tour - god forbid any of us were sucked into a parallel universe or dragged to the fires of hell because she would have been none the wiser.
The highlight of the tour was the coffin in the church wall, that was left to our imagination as she had forgotten to being a torch powerful to attract a moth!
I've read the Historical Tour as a huge success but if you want all that the ghost tour promises to evoke, I'd recommend goggle and having a look at the places yourself.
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