This picture, with the Post Office on the left, has a strange personal association for us. In the March 1997 Froyle Village Magazine, we wrote:-
Something strange in the neighbourhood....?
Chris & Annette Booth”
We did in fact hear from several local people. The most fascinating replies concerned people who had slept, or more correctly, been unable to sleep, in the upstairs room in ‘Park Edge’ (the house on the right hand edge of the picture). This room overlooks the very spot where we saw the ‘apparition’, and there were reports of strange happenings, and people working at ‘Park Edge’ were reluctant to sleep in that room.
An even stranger tale came from a man who, when he was a pupil at Froyle School (just behind the photographer, to the left) had seen a similar ‘ball of light’ to the one we witnessed. He had never told anyone else about it until he saw the article in the magazine.
Since then we have heard no more reports, but......................
|In the same area, but nearer St Mary’s Church, lies the Vicarage, now a private house. Previous owners who lived there in the late 1980s reported sighting a large black dog standing in the garden, which, when investigated, disappeared. The Reverend Tunks, who was Vicar of Froyle from 1943 to 1958 owned a very large black dog..........|