The Treasurer’s House, in York, is home to what is perhaps the city’s most famous ghost-sighting – of which there have been very many over the years. In 1953 Harry Martindale, a young apprentice plumber, was working in the cellars of the building when he claimed to see a horse emerge from the wall of the room in which he was working, after hearing the sound of a trumpet-like instrument being blown. The horse, with an armed rider, was allegedly followed by a column of soldiers – all dressed in Roman outfits. Martindale also reported that the horse and soldiers had no legs from the knees-down – a curious observation that may possibly be explained by the fact that the ground level in Roman times was perhaps half a metre below today’s levels.
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