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The Bear Inn. Chelmsford

Is haunted by the ghost of Charlie ‘Spider’ Marshall who was ostler there in the last century.

Charlie used to shin up the chimney in the bar, pass through the recess between the chimneys where the bacon would be placed for smoking, then emerge down the chimney in the other bar. One evening Charlie performed this trick for the last time, climbing the chimney but never emerging on the other side. His ghost has been seen , by various landlords and poltergeist behaviour has also been experienced at the pub.