Haunted Maunsell

“Was the ghost of David Elliott trying to contact us by electronic means?”

Whitstable Views

“Was the ghost of David Elliott trying to contact us by electronic means?”

Mauncell Forts: “like the rusting relics of some ancient alien invasion which took place centuries ago”

It’s been a memorable
week. Firstly my family were over: my brother from America, and my
sister from Tenerife. We were burying our Dad’s ashes next to Mum’s
in Whitstable cemetery.

We cracked open the
last bottle of Dad’s home-made Elderberry wine. Unfortunately it was
undrinkable. It was sixteen years old and it hadn’t aged well. But we
poured some of it into the grave, alongside a picture of Mum and Dad
on their wedding day, while my other sister read something she’d
found tucked away in Mum’s jewellery box, which had obviously been
left for just this purpose.

Later in the week, on
Easter Saturday, I was also involved in helping a friend scatter his
Dad’s ashes out at sea…

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2 thoughts on “Haunted Maunsell

  1. I love this week’s article. It’s well written, funny and also introduced me to the Maunsell Forts. I had never heard of them so looked them up on Wikipedia. What a fascinating story, both of their origins and their uses in the 1960s for the pirate radio stations. So thanks.

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