here we come to a watering hole in Maidenhead, the popular Hobgoblin
in the High street. Here we have another playful spirit the
landlady has named Old Bob.
we sit in the corner here, I'll turn off the lights, and tiptoe
back and let's see the cheeky so and so appear. Yes yes I know
your coat is moving, just leave it, he'll give it back. One
trick he particularly likes to play is taking money and then
returning it - caused no end of consternation I tell you!
he turns the pumps on and off, and can you hear the footsteps?
The landlady and her family first encountered old Bob when they
were playing trivial pursuit upstairs, and the counters started
moving by themselves - the counter moved according to the number
on the dice. Hohum, yes.
daughter Liana was also rather peeved when a new silver necklace
she'd place by her bed had vanished. But when her mother went
into the cellar, through TWO locked doors, to turn on the beer
taps, the necklace was on the floor.
in all Bob is a friendly ghost so you have nothing to worry
about, check your pockets before you leave though visitors!
This certainly is a long tour isn't it! Well here we arrive
in Bray on Braywick House's doorstep and tonight we're
in luck. As what you're about to see only happens every seven
we just all huddle round the corner here, yes quickly now! Now
just to prepare you, we have to follow this ghost upstairs,
but it's going to be horrific. Here she comes, a white lady,
floating in anguish to the front door, oh see her contorted
face…come along, let's follow.
going up the stairs, brrrrrr it's cold, up and up, and into
the attic - now see how she opens the ghostly east window, and
oh what's she doing? Ohhh she's climbing up and….she's flung
a mystery folks why she committed suicide like this, but the
suicide is re-enacted every seven years. Her footsteps are frequently
heard in the attic though.
let's go down, I have another surprise for you - wait on the
stairs, wait wait…and here he comes! The ghost of an Elizabethan
man, complete with ruff and pointed beard. Wonder what he's
charming little village of Littlewick Green is our next
stop, just two miles from Maidenhead. Gather round now and follow
me, as a woman known as the White Lady, drifts through a set
route, from Boundary Elm, down Green Lane and through the
Green to Cold Harbour and Knowl Hill.
she goes, draped in white, looking straight ahead and looking
quite serene. It is thought that from her clothing she may have
been a Vestal Virgin from the Roman Temple on Weycock Hill in
Waltham St. Lawrence. Though why she eternally roams these lanes
is a mystery.