During our twitter Q&A with Paula Wrightson she produced a copy of a letter from the Standford Estate to Henry Roberts, director of Brighton Museum & Art Gallery in 1935, who lived at Preston Manor. We liked it so much we thought we’d share it with you:
Standford Estate Office
21st August 1935
Henry D. Roberts Esqr. M.B.E.,
Dear Mr. Roberts,
How is the ghost? Have you met her yet?
I hope that by this time she has been ‘laid’ after all the trouble I have taken over her.
She is quite harmless and quite interesting.
I have a sneaking hope that she will come and share your whisky and soda last thing before you go to bed.
(signed) John Benett-Stanford