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Jane Doe says:

There's always mail-order...

8th Mar 2008, 10:18

Puddikat says:

I'll have the one at the top, and the one beside it and...

8th Mar 2008, 10:42

hildegard says:

Was rather taken with the snowdrop egg - very nearly too pretty to eat...

8th Mar 2008, 11:54

Puddikat says:

Yeah but only very nearly :)

8th Mar 2008, 12:46

JokerXL says:

Eggy artistry!

8th Mar 2008, 17:04

minkey says:

Oh so pretty :-) Can't wait for easter

8th Mar 2008, 19:40

hildegard says:

You'd like Bettys, Minky, really you would. It's like something from an Agatha Christie novel.

8th Mar 2008, 23:17

Spiderbaby says:

So elegant, and all those bodies in the basement too... Very Agatha Christie indeed :)

8th Mar 2008, 23:50

hildegard says:

Eh? Bodies in the basement? No, come on, you have to explain that one.

8th Mar 2008, 23:54

Spiderbaby says:

I'm sure it's somewhere in their information leaflet. Something about when the rivers used to flood they got bodies floating up into their basement. I'm a bit hazy on the details now, but there were definitely bodies - that bit at least stuck in my head. I will check the exact details on Monday and report back.

9th Mar 2008, 00:02

hildegard says:

I await with eager anticiwossname...

9th Mar 2008, 01:26

Spiderbaby says:

Eek! Just realised my phone will be cut off tomorrow at high noon :( So probably won't be able to blog for a bit. Will be out in RHode Island with Crickson in 2 weeks though, so a near normal (hopefully improved!) service should resume about then.
I will find out though, didn't want you to think I'd just forgotten! (...If I still haven't posted the answer in 2 weeks I may have forgotten, so by all means remind me then :))

9th Mar 2008, 12:17

hildegard says:

Righty-ho, shan't bait my breath...

9th Mar 2008, 14:24

minkey says:

Hmm....another good reason to go up North. Mail order???

11th Mar 2008, 17:56

hildegard says:

It would be worth the trip - it's not some ersatz tearoom experience, it's the real thing, perfectly preserved & beautifully done. Harrogate & York are my favourites. Though there is mail order too...

11th Mar 2008, 19:56

Spiderbaby says:

The Ilkley one is very nice too.

I'm sorry Hildegard but I'm afraid i was unable to substantiate my bodies in the basement story :( I'm sure I heard it somewhere and suspect it might be in my Ghost Stories of York book which is currently in a storage crate somewhere in Crickson's parents' garden shed... It's very infuriating!
There was nothing in Betty's itself to even hint at the story, so I asked the gentleman on the door if he could help me out with where i might have heard it. He seemed a bit cagey at first, and I had to reassure him I wasn't out to upset anyone who might be upset by that kind of thing (I got the impression it was a touchy subject). When he had relaxed a bit he said that when they were excavating St Helen's square 20 years ago they found the church's old graveyard, which Betty's is built over a bit of and that contained lots of bodies and other interesting things but that no bodies had ever come up in the cellars while he was there.
I may have got the story from a ghost walk, it's the kind of thing they'd tell. I expect once they'd bricked up the walls and floor that would stop anything 'unwanted' appearing.
Sorry I can't provide any better information but it will continue to niggle away in my mind until I can be reunited with that book at least!

17th Mar 2008, 00:11

hildegard says:

Ta for checking - had wondered if St Helen's boneyard was behind the story. Glad I provided further excuses for visiting Bettys on your York farewell tour.

17th Mar 2008, 15:41

Spiderbaby says:

All excuses gratefully received, wherever Betty's is concerned :)

19th Mar 2008, 23:48