FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES & RECOMMENDED SITES
• GHOST HUNTS •
For the adventurer with an urge to leave the warm sanctuary of the armchair and venture into the field
Astonishingly, York seems to be devoid of its own ghost hunting group (although if they exist and we are merely uninformed, please make haste to correct this deficiency in our knowledge) but Haunted Evenings organise events within the Guildhall and the Golden Fleece, amongst many other nationwide venues, and would be worth contacting with regard to potential future vigils.
GRUESOME WEEKEND TOUR OF YORK
Join the Ghostly Getaways Team for what promises to be a frighteningly enjoyable weekend.
• VICTORIANA •
All manner of Victorian themed wonders.
Within the York Castle Museum is a splendid recreation of a York Victorian street, complete with shops, a police cell, a schoolroom and a Hansom cab.
THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE & BABBAGE
A highly amusing comic strip accompanied by a wealth of Lovelace and Babbage information – all courtesy of the extraordinarily talented Sidney Padua.
For those of a creative persuasion this is an excellent source of wondrous images and objects. All are royalty free, some are free of charge and for those images that require reimbursement you will only have to part with the extraordinarily low sum of two dollars. (For those unfamiliar with the eccentric nature of the currency employed within the colonies that translates to approximately one pound and fifty pence. This, of course, will vary dependent upon the fluctuating fortunes of the empire.
• RECOMMENDED EMPORIUMS •
Purveyors of fine quality goods for the discerning customer.
A showcase and retail outlet for the rather splendid work of interior designer Charles Joseph Sykes, who appears to have a commendably artistic appreciation of the human skull.
FESTIVAL OF FUN
Want to dress up for Halloween? Or any time of year? Of course you do!
Festival of Fun have a huge selection of costumes so either go and have a look at the three floors they have in the shop or visit them online.