A HAUNTED homestore that opened forty years ago is celebrating its skeletons in the closet after 40 years of business.

The Gardiner Haskins shop in Cirencester will celebrate its 40th year next week and has some interesting tales from its premises on Dyer Street.

The shop was previously a garage and the office sits on the old site of The Bull Inn where a pigeon trainer Kenley Lass lived.

He was awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross in World War Two for efforts to convey messages to enemy occupied France.

The store and offices have been rumoured to be haunted for years and to this day any unexplained goings on are blamed on the ghosts that stalk the hallways.

But they haven't put of the store's manager Heather Arthurs, who has worked there since the beginning after joining in June 1980.

During the 40th year the company is fundraising for Maggie’s Cancer Support Centre as its Charity of the Year.

On Saturday April 13 they will host a Family Fun Day to both celebrate 40 years in the Cirencester community and to raise money for Maggie’s.