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An Uninvited Funeral Guest
All Saints' Pavement, York


All Saints Pavement is amongst the most attractive of York Churches. It has been much altered over the centuries and whole sections have been completely lost. A visitor who also now seems to have gone is the most beautiful ghost in York. A stunning young woman with extremely long hair in clustered curls, she used to appear in a long white shroud, welcoming funeral processions at the open door of the church.

The lady became famous because her appearances occurred in the middle of the day, but no-one has ever managed to discover her story and her manifestations remain a mystery. It has been suggested that she was denied a Christian burial in some way and was seeking to correct this at each parish funeral but, as she no longer appears, the truth will probably never be discovered.

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