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Waterworks Valley. Does the ghostly procession travel down this road?

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.





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