Charfield’s Ghost Railway Children. Gloucestershire

At about 5.30am on October 13th, 1928. A Leeds to Bristol mail train crashed in Charfield.

At about 5.30am on October 13th, 1928. A Leeds to Bristol mail train crashed in Charfield.

Fifteen people were killed and 23 badly injured, two small bodies remained unidentified.

One body was a child (of about five), and the other of a child between twelve and seventeen. A granite cross was erected as a memorial to the victims. On it’s front ten names were inscribed followed by the poignant inscription “two unknown”.

From about 1929 a strange woman dressed in black visited the graves of the two unknown children. She continued her visits right into the 1950s, Joe Kloiber saw the woman:

“The poor lady is at rest now I suppose… All I can tell you is that she was frail, always dressed in black, and came to the grave two or three times a year. She always arrived in a chauffeur-driven limousine, the car was not black, but I cannot remember the colour. She would put flowers on the grave and prey there. “

Two lonely and lost ghostly railway children, walking hand in hand have been reported near the site of the crash.

Loves a good ghost story, especially whilst sat in front of an open log fire on a cold and dark winters night.

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