Ghosts from Berkshire Places
Beginning with 'M'
In 1969, an archaeological dig on
the site of the old ‘Strande Castle’ revealed what appears to have
been a Roman encampment of some sort. At the same time, the diggers seem
to have disturbed two restless spirits, the the ghosts of a lady in a long
robe and a small girl were reported on a number of occasions.
The ‘Hobgoblin’ pub is haunted
by a friendly ghost named ‘Bob’. Read
the full story.
Round about 1899, occupants of a
Marcham house were greatly upset by sounds as of a child crying. It
occurred at all times, but mostly in the evenings after their own children
had been put to bed. On anybody going upstairs to quieten the youngsters,
these were usually found to be fast asleep. Some six years later, in a
cavity under the stairs was found a bundled dress, wrapping the bones of a
young child who had apparently died from violence. After Christian burial
in the churchyard, the cryings ended. Read the full
Button Court Farm is supposed to be
haunted by the ghost of the famous agriculturalist, Jethro Tull. He is
said to have burst a blood-vessel there and died. Since which time his
spirit reappears and jumps about. Unfortunately, Tull the Agriculturalist died at Prosperous Farm in
The ghostly man at Midgham was a later relative,
The ghostly man at Midgham was a later relative,Jethro Tull (1725-1774), a well-known local watchmaker.*
During the Second World War, the
ghost of a grey lady and her baby was seen at the ‘White Hart’. Her
appearances – usually at Christmas – were always preceded by
unexplained knockings on the panelled walls and footsteps on the
has been seen a phantom horse, thought to be the racehorse ‘Kruger’
who was killed in a steeplechase at Hawthorn Hill (Bray) in 1901.
* Information kindly provided by local historian, Derek Collier.
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