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Folklore

Waterworks Valley
Does the procession travel down here?

Ghostly Bridal Procession

Find out why the ghost bride rides down the Waterworks Valley in our Jersey Folklore series and contribute your tale.

Years ago, a couple were walking home through Waterworks Valley. As it reached midnight, they heard a peal of bells.

They began to walk faster - then they realised that the bells they could hear were in fact wedding bells.

A bridal procession slowly appeared round the corner - a coach drawn by six horses, with footmen and a coachman. As the coach passed, the couple looked inside at the bride, dressed in her magnificent white wedding dress.

But the bride had no face - under her wedding veil there was just a skull. Scared out of their wits, the couple ran the rest of the way home.

At first, they worried that people would laugh at them, but when they told others about their encounter, they were told about an old legend.

A long time ago, the same bride went to St. Lawrence Church to be married, but her bridegroom never arrived. She was so sad that she killed herself, and now, once a year, her ghost drives down the valley, trying to find her disloyal fiance.

last updated: 30/10/06
 
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eoghan barry
it's real all right i readabout it in a book 100unexplained mysteries bymatt lamy and it's verybelievable

Allegra
i have a book about folklores and this is my fave storie!i believe it because in my book it said wat day it was, so i went on that day to that same place to wait for her, and i was tottaly abak!i heard bells underground and i looked up and saw a carrage commin into sight, i was really scard but i wanted to see her so i stayed until i saw her right by the window...that was the best but scariest day of my life!

Sam
that is an urban legend, its happened in pretty much every town in every country across the world!

Helga Anustova
what a fascinating tale, i am now wanting much to visit your island"

Darren Hogan
What a load of old cobblers

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