“Some of my earliest memories are stories of haunted Rosehall…”

“As a schoolboy I would spend summer holidays with my grandparents at Rose Hall Farm in Hertfordshire.”

Watler and Minnie - Underwood’s maternal grandparents

“I remember a nail-studded oak door leading into the kitchen…”

“I remember too an upstairs bedroom that

was reputed to be haunted…”

“The story concerned a traveller who,

one dark and stormy night,

called at Rosehall seeking shelter for the night.”

“It was not unusual for a stranger

to appear at the door asking

whether they might see the ‘haunted room’...”

“I was delegated to lead the way to the room in question…”

“…and to relate the ghost story…”