These pictures have been donated by current and former residents of Charlton showing people and events from times past. If anyone recognises their relatives in the pictures or has recollections of the events shown, please contact either Richard Sims (861167) or Julian Hawley (860420).
There are a number of stories related to ghosts in the old manor house. One is that Sir John used to haunt the cellars and the servants were scared to go down there as "Sir John will blow your candle out". Allegedly it took 12 priests to exorcise his spirit which was ultimately driven into a wine barrel which was then bricked up behind the cellar wall.
Of course, the barrel is still there underneath one of the houses in the Dovecote!
There was also a story about a white lady who haunted the staircase, there is someone in the village today who actually saw her.
This may be her looking out of the attic window!