Wem Town Hall. Shropshire

Tony O’Rahilly took a photo (It was taken with a 200mm lens) of a fire at the Town Hall 19th Nov 1995.

Tony O’Rahilly took a photo (It was taken with a 200mm lens) of a fire at the Town Hall 19th Nov 1995.

On processing the image he was shocked to find the image of a young girl of ghostly appearance standing in the fire. The photographer did not see the girl when he took the snapshot, so her appearance in the photograph is a mystery. She is thought to be connected with a previous fire that occurred in 1677. This incident was caused by a young girl called Jane Churm, who accidentally started a fire with a candle – which set alight the thatched roof.

“The negative is a straight forward piece of black-&-white work and shows no sign of having been tampered with” Dr. Harrison, president of the Royal Photographic Society.

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Loves a good ghost story, especially whilst sat in front of an open log fire on a cold and dark winters night.

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