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Haunted: The Anchor Inn, Canewdon, Essex

Haunted: The Anchor Inn, Canewdon, Essex

| On 19, Jun 2017

 


The Haunting of the Anchor Inn

There’s a pub in the centre of Canewdon called the Anchor Inn…

Yes, it’s haunted but not by the ghosts of witches which Canewdon is infamous for!

The smell of unexplained perfume, a baby crying, flying TV remotes and kitchen knives have all been witnessed by both staff and visitors alike.

The paranormal activity is believed to come from the ghost of a young woman called Sarah.

Sarah’s story goes something like this…

Back in the 1500s she became pregnant as a result of an affair with a local wealthy landowner.

The landowner’s wife found out about the affair and the pregnancy and by all accounts she wasn’t too happy!

She ordered her husband to lock Sarah up out of sight in a building which later became the Anchor Inn.

Shockingly, after having the baby… Sarah was murdered!

So you probably understand why it’s believed that Sarah still haunts the Anchor Inn to this very day.

 
Bibliography
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press