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GHOSTLY TYNE & WEAR, by Rob Kirkup. Published by The History Press, Stroud, Glos (tel: 01453-883300). £12.99. Softback.

THIS A to Z of ghostly happenings investigates reports of haunted castles, pubs, theatres and shopping arcades, and probes accounts of apparitions, poltergeists and related supernatural phenomena in other haunted locations in the former metropolitan county.
Illustrated with many black-and-white photographs, together with location and access details for each haunted site, the book’s list of characters include a mischievous spirit at Newcastle’s Central Arcade, sightings of phantom soldiers at Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields, and a ‘Carry On’ film legend who haunts the Empire Theatre in Sunderland.

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