175. Poole, DORSET

‘…reported to be the scene of strange happenings not long ago…’

geograph-2751956-by-Mike-Faherty.jpgMike Faherty, Poole, Crown Hotel (2012)

1 Ds9Vl_PW0AA2Wzj.jpegThe Dorset Paranormal Research Team, Crown Hotel, Poole (2018)

2 DKZLssIXcAACLJ9.jpegPaul Christian, Crown Hotel (2017)

4 CTe4y_wUwAAGQU2.jpegEmma Louise, The Crown Hotel, Poole (2015)

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176. *Potter Heigham, NORFOLK

‘The famous old- three-arched bridge…’

Dd8jnGQUwAAhdvn.jpgNeal Trafankowski, Sunrise at Potter Heigham (2018)

DP01jd1WsAAHhrR.jpgJohn Fielding, Potter Heigham & River Thurne in Norfolk (2017)

DehTi6sXkAE9PNv.jpgHerbert Woods, Potter Heigham in 1938 (2018)

D0-Ny-sXgAAQJ4Y.jpgKate McCabe, The Norfolk Broads (2019)

Cl0THlaWQAA2mq0.jpgBroadland Memories, Potter Heigham, photographed in the 1890s by John Bickerdyke

CMHR0hsWoAAm3T_.jpgBroadland Memories, Potter Heigham c1920s with Applegates & Herbert Woods boatyard

BgLJBd1IYAA47mX.jpgMuseum of the Broads; Built in 1385 ish are still in full use today – Potter Heigham bridge (2014)

D7vYp0yX4AAa1h6.jpgPotter Bridge; ‘I’m not getting any younger’ (2019)

D89lkWbXoAAWxWp.jpgShire Surveyors; Unusual cottage on the Norfolk Broads at Potter Heigham (2019)

D9BcujQXYAEYs0M.jpgKay Fairest; Helter Skelter House (2018)

D9BdQB2WsAAp2xo.jpgMark Pimlott; Helter Skelter House, Potter Heigham

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177. Raynham, NORFOLK

‘Raynham Hall is the home of the famous ‘Brown Lady’ ghost…’

BkKpX6SIMAABan0.jpgBen Pentreath (@BenPentreath) Heaven is the new incredible @WofInteriors with superb article on hidden gem Raynham Hall… (2014)

DXiTdY3X4AA1Bjp.jpgHouse and Heritage (@HousendHeritage) Raynham Hall (2018)

D5JeOPvWwAUKNWV.jpgD5JeORxW4AAfydB.jpgD5JeOQBW0AIdiDM.jpgHouse and Heritage (@_houseandgarden) Perfect country house interiors from Raynham Hall (2019)

DcRgigDU0AAak-5.jpgDcRghApVQAAOiab.jpgAmber (@Na0sGlassMy well-worn Weekly Reader ‘Haunted Houses’ (which I’ve kept since I was 6 years old) published in 1969. Highlights: the story of the Lady of Raynham Hall and the Tulip Staircase. One of the first books I read cover to cover and numerous times. (2018)

DBeba6TWsAA7z0Q.jpgDEADLIVE (@DEADLIVEUKRaynham Hall, Norfolk without a doubt, the Brown Lady is the Hall’s most popular resident ghost. The Lady is thought to be  Lady Dorothy (2017)


DmbyLauWwAEixPg.jpgFlamenco Nut (@flamencobugLady Dorothy Walpole (1686–1726)’s husband Charles Townshend had a v violent temper. Believing her unfaithful, he imprisoned her at home, unable even to see her kids. She died of smallpox, still captive (2018)

DgIdIDbXcAE7hF6.jpgHouse and Heritage (@HousendHeritage) ‘I play the lottery twice a week’: inside the crumbling 7,000-acre estate that one couple expects will cost millions to restore (2018)

Dh01oW2WAAES6a3.jpgAntique Collecting (@AntiqueMagOur front cover this month features an interior from Raynham Hall (2018)

D78u29ZUIAEkrdv.jpgAnnette Lane (2019) Entrance Hall of Raynham Hall, Norfolk; photo courtesy John Unis (2019)

D4SN_UEW4AEZloy.jpgJeffs Comics (@jeffs_comics) In Search of … Ghosts in the Comic Books! (2019)

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178. Reading, BERKSHIRE.

‘A ‘four-roomed house’, somewhere on Oxford Road…’

BNdH89QCMAIS9nt.jpg‘Oxford Road in Reading on the number 17 bus…’ (2013) @CyclingEurope


CYd1Bf4UMAA1Qw-Oxford Road, Reading (1893) @HistoryGlimpses


Dtvitk3W0AAjTYf.jpgThe West [Reading] Laundry / Dunlops Hay & Straw Factors, Oxford Road, Reading (2015); @ghostsigns: “These ghost signs are at the junction of Oxford Road and Kensington Road in West Reading. The photograph was taken on 28th November 2015 during a short period when the sign for the laundry was temporarily on show, having been obscured by shop signage for years; it is again now mostly covered up with other signage. The Dunlops sign is still fully visible (and already archived in The History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive).” (Instagram post)


CCJ2BxTWMAA9_Fk.pngGhost Signs in Oxford Road (2015); @rdgchronicle


Dg0Dd6uWAAAP_L6.jpgTote windows at Reading Stadium (Oxford Road) during its 1973 demolition @HistoryGlimpses


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