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#1    Althalus

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 06:52 PM

It is generally not well known that the Bank of England in Threadneedle Street has a ghost, an apparition that many people have seen wandering about the Bank garden. it is known as the Black Nun.

The story of the haunting goes back to 1811 when Philip Whitehead, a former employee of the Bank was arrested for forging cheques and was condemed to death at the Old Bailey. This tragedy caused Whitehead's sister, Sarah, to lose her reason and for some 25 years, the rest of her life, she daily journeyed to the Bank, loitering there and looking for her brother.  Some people think she gave the name The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street to the Bankl. She died suddenly and was buried within the Bank premises, in the old churchyard which afterwards became the Bank garden. here her figure has been glimpsed on many occasions.

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