Tragic twist to Herald ghost story

PUBLISHED: 23:52 11 March 2011

The Mary Doidge sampler. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 3735-10-11AW

The Mary Doidge sampler. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 3735-10-11AW

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Businesswoman found drowned.

A businesswoman, who was captivated by a Midweek Herald ghost story, has been found drowned in her car.

The 51-year-old had just posted a package to The Herald after realising an 18 month dream to commercially market an embroidery sampler first stitched by an eight-year-old on Hallowe’en in 1844.

The late Mary Doidge, of the former Sydenham School, crafted the extraordinary work and appeared to psychics in Honiton in early October 2009 - to complain the work was not on public view.

Full, shocking story in next week’s Midweek Herald.


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