Ghost Tales of York - Press Review



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Ghost Tales of York” is the brainchild of producer Aidan Doyle Of Unicorn Films Dublin

Aidan says: “York is one of the most famous cities in Europe for its hauntings and lends itself to a very atmospheric film. We had a great time filming here and we think that comes across.”

“We recreate the famous stories and interview some eyewitnesses. There are also plenty of shots of our errie presenter on the streets in his ghost walk Victorian attire.

The DVD also features two of Yorks Best Ghost walks .

1 “Ghost Hunt of York”

2 “The York Ghost Walk Experience “as extras

The film, “Ghost Tales of York”, is a highly professional production which shows York at its ghostly best. The film’s eyewitness accounts of ghostly encounters and re-enactments of some spiritual encounters add to the spooky experience.

Recently the Film was Highly Commended at the Lily International Film Festival.

Alan Tomlinson of BBC Radio York described the film.. the best Ghost DVD on York..”

Among the stories featured is Harry Martindale’s famous encounter with a troop of Roman soldiers in the basement of the Treasurer’s House, complete with a spine chilling recreation using an enactment of real Roman Soldiers

There’s also the story of a woman seen by Holy Trinity Church in Micklegate searching for her baby’s grave across town. The baby died of cholera and some sightings show the same woman carrying a baby in her arms back to her grave at the church.

And there’s an impressive recreation of Dick Turpin’s ghost on a black horse too.

Aidan says: “We used a professional film crew to make this DVD and it’s been edited professionally with a specially composed music score by Ken Tuohy. It’s all very impressive and should leave visitors to York with something they can remember the city with. A spine chilling memory, but an impressive one nonetheless!”

The film is directed by ex-BBC producer Bernard Walton, who says: “This was such an exciting film to make because some of the great ghost stories of York are brought to life. For the first time we explain the possible reasons why such ghosts are seen.”

The film is available from various stores around York, and online at

”Lily International Film Festival.Judges comments

...”A very interesting Docu'drama .. very well presented by our mysterious host..

..contains excellent re-enactments and having a creepy edge...very well shot and edited..good choice of original music..the modern interviews are very relaxed and make a very good contrast with the artifically heightened tension of the rest of the film."