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Fleece Inn. Bretforton

The ghost of Lola Taplin, a former landlady of the Fleece Inn

Bretforton village has several local legends of ghosts, ghouls and murder…

Bretforton village has changed little over the centuries: the earliest documented record of the villge name dates back to 709AD.  The settlement is distinguished historically by an unusual system of land ownership.

Some of the more notable ghosts within the village and surrounding areas includes the ghost of Lola Taplin, a former landlady of the Fleece Inn. It is is said that Lola Taplin haunts the bar area of the inn, throwing food, glasses and other objects at both the staff and visitors alike.

The haunting of Spot Loggins Well is also well known in the locals of Bretforton, its is reported that this water well has been in use for over four hundred years and is named after a cattle driver called Spot Loggins who drowned in a cattle spring in the 17th century.

Local legend states that any who runs around the well three times while blindfolded will lose anything they are carrying.The Water Well is located on the old Bretforton House Farm of the Appleby family and the Spot Loggin ghost is celebrated locally in November at the local Fleece Inn.

The Church at Bretforton also plays a large part in ghostly happenings and the supernatural at Bretforton, there have been several reports over the years of a phantom funeral procession arriving at the church, and disappearing into the ether as quickly as it appears, for whom it represents is a mystery even till this day.

The fields on either side of the church are said to be haunted by a decapitated woman, carrying her head under arm. It is suggested the decapitated woman is the ghost of Ann Cormell, who was murdered on 4th February 1707 by John Allen of Bretforton, Giles Hunt, Tom Dun, Thomas Palmer and Thomas Symonds.

John Allen was later hung in a gibbet in Bretforton at what is now known as “Allen’s Barn”

Gill House Bromfield, Aspatria. Cumbria

Gill house - Photo Provided by Laurie Kemp

During World War II Gill House was used as a dormitory for the Woman’s Land Army, since then its laid claim to being one of the most haunted houses in Cumbria.
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St. Nicholas Churchyard. Birmingham

Witnessed back in 1977, was a ghostly figure of a woman in the graveyard in Cardworth.

Witnessed back in 1977, was a ghostly figure of a woman in the graveyard in Cardworth.

Described as a tall ghostly figure in a long flowing green gown, she is believed to be the spirit of a woman buried in a mass grave after a battle during the Civil War.

Pluckley Church Yard. Kent

The ghost of a ‘Red Lady’ haunts this churchyard.

The ghost of a ‘Red Lady’ haunts this churchyard.

She wonders the graves sorrowfully seeking her un-christened baby. The ghost is believed to be the spirit of the wife of one of the Derings, lords of the manor of Pluckle. The woman had a child, which for one reason or another died, and was buried hastily, in an unmarked grave. The ghostly form of the Red Lady wanders the churchyard at night, sobbing bitterly, and searching for the grave of her unacknowledged child.

Graveyard in Arnos Court. Bristol

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A Ghostly Lady in all black walks the stones crying because of her dead husband she lost in 1st world war.

The ghost has been known to sit and speak to people who are in need of guidance. Another screaming spectre , is said to be a lady who was buried alive, and awoke from her coma to find herself in a coffin and promptly died of shock.