top of page


David Grimshaw says this is Francis Grimshaw, his mother, silhouetted in the window just before the house she worked in and adored was demolished.

How spooky!

This woman standing in the window isn’t actually standing there. In fact, no one was even in the house at the time this picture was taken!

This is a photograph snapped by Robert Johnson, the demolition supervisor on the job that day who was getting ready to demolish the house pictured, just moments after this was taken.

Looks like someone wanted to give the building a final goodbye.

The Telegraph writes:

The image is said to bear an eerie resemblance of Frances Grimshaw, who worked at the guesthouse and stood for hours at the same window taking bookings.

David Grimshaw, a former resident at the property, said he was convinced the figure is the ghost of his mother, who died nearly a year ago aged 87.

He believes her spirit may have appeared to protest at the demolition of Meadowbank House, which she adored.

“That is my mother. I’m totally convinced – no one else looks like that. She had glasses and big earrings and she used to wear a dress with a bow at the front,” he said.

“She used to stand in that room for hours on the phone – it was the guesthouse reception and she took bookings from there.”


0 views0 comments


bottom of page