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The Ghost Club - now here was one beaut men's club!

On their official website the Ghost Club says: "The Ghost Club is the oldest organisation in the world associated with psychical research.  It was founded in 1862 but has its roots in Cambridge University where, in 1855, fellows at Trinity College began to discuss ghosts and psychic phenomena. Past members include Charles Dickens, Siegfried Sassoon, Harry Price, Donald Campbell, Peter Cushing, Peter Underwood, Maurice Grosse, Sir Shane Leslie and Eric Maple.   That's some pretty impressive names on that list -    Charles John Huffam Dickens ( 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period .   During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented popularity, and by the twentieth century he was widely seen as a literary genius by critics and scholars.  Siegfried Loraine Sassoon , CBE ,

Helen Duncan - the last of the great Victorian Mediums

'Riddle of how medium knew the fate of ships' - Helen Duncan:  The family of Helen Duncan are still after a posthumous pardon for her being jailed as a witch. (a short video about Helen Duncan)