September 24th, 2016

Redditch ghost ramble keeps the spirits up

Redditch ghost ramble keeps the spirits up Redditch ghost ramble keeps the spirits up
Updated: 1:26 pm, Aug 11, 2016

DESPITE the rain, a ramble around Redditch to explore haunted hot-spots has been deemed a success.

The weather failed to dampen the spirits of walkers – some experienced hikers and some supernatural fans – and the stroll as part of the Redditch Ramblers’ Walking Festival attracted more than 30 people.

After gathering at Forge Mill at around 6pm on Monday (August 1) the group was led by Steph Mills -who stepped in to share her Redditch history knowledge- across the Abbey Meadow to the ruins of Bordesley Abbey and to hear tales about the famous legless monk and the crying girl who sits by the mill.

The route then wound to Abbeydale social club, where another ghost – this time a tall, unfriendly, old-fashioned gentleman – is said to haunt the premises.

From there a walk up to the town centre took in some history at the Sportsman’s Arms and some stories about Beech House – which is now the Black Tap pub.

The walkers then passed the Queens Head in Queens Street before making their way back to Forge Mill via Easemore Road and Meadowhill Crescent.

Ramblers’ festival organiser, Denise Field said: “We’re pleased that the walks have all be well attended, despite the weather.

“It’s a shame the ghost expert couldn’t make it, but we think people enjoyed the walk anyway.”

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