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Discover Who Haunts Redbridge’s Anchor Pub

| On 31, Dec 2016

The Anchor pub is said to be HAUNTED BY THE GHOST OF A VICTIM OF THE TITANIC SINKING!

You’ll find the Anchor pub along Test Lane on the banks of the River Test in the Redbridge area of Southampton.

 

The Grade II listed pub dates back to the early 18th century.

In its early years it was a popular stop for farmers who brought their cattle into the city.

The pub has gained a reputation for being haunted…

 

The Anchor’s Ghosts

The pub is said to be haunted by the ghost of Boysy Russell who was the seventeen year old son of the owners of the pub in the early part of the 20th century.

He tragically died during the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.

Former owners of the pub reported hearing the sound of phantom footsteps walking around the place.

They believed that it was Boysy’s ghost creating those phantom footsteps!

In recent years a local paranormal group investigated the pub.

They took a photograph which captured a ghostly figure in a black coat or cape reflected in the bar room’s mirror.

Later in the investigation they used an Ouija board and contacted the spirits of French fishermen!

They also ventured down into the cellar of the pub where they had their torch switched on and off on command by something unseen.

 

Bibliography

Penny Legg (2011) Haunted Southampton. The History Press