A tour guide responsible for bringing to life the ghostly legends of Hastings is retiring.
Tina Brown set up the Old Town Ghost Walks in 1992 under the name Haunted Experiences.
The tours have been enjoyed by countless visitors and residents alike keen to learn about the town’s haunted past.
She is hoping to find someone to take over the job, as she concentrates more on writing.
Tina said: “I got into it all through my dad, as he was fascinated by haunted houses. We would spend holidays exploring historical places and imagining ghosts. In 1992 I was working in Hastings Old Town and the opportunity arose for me to create my very own ghost walk, something I had always wanted to do.
“My first tour had 100 attendees and I was as nervous as hell, never having spoken to more than a handful of people at once. Somehow I survived that night and the rest as they say is history.
“It is a little sad to retire from them now. I will, however, continue to be a tour guide for small groups and individuals who are new to the area or visiting our heritage town and are looking to hire a guide for specific, non-ghostly reasons.
“I will also continue to write and self-publish books and plays and do talks about my business for local groups and schools. I am retiring to spend more time with family and to put my energies into other projects.
“Over the years I have been amazed at the stories and experiences people have shared with me and have felt very privileged to have been part of this. I have also done consultancy work for Tony Stockwell’s TV programme – Psychic Acedemy and showed visitors from Disney the delights our town has to offer.”
Tina’s second book on Haunted Hastings will be launched during Hastings Week on October 17 at Ye Olde Pump House. To book your place on her final ghost walk on Halloween Night ring 07817 686781 or email email@example.com.
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