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Haunted: Essex County Hospital, Colchester, Essex

| On 21, Jun 2017

 

The Haunting of Essex County Hospital

Essex County Hospital is located on Lexden Road in Colchester.

The archdeacon of Colchester, Joseph Jefferson was instrumental in the opening of the hospital in 1818.

The Essex and Colchester hospital, as it was known then, was set up to help the poor of Colchester and the surrounding area.

It was run as a voluntary hospital until 1948 when it became part of the National Health Service.

One of the ex-patients of the hospital recalls a ghostly incident which once happened to him at the Essex County Hospital…

As a child he was recuperating in the children’s ward of the hospital when one evening he was visited by a pleasant nun…

She generously offered him a toffee to eat.

And, like most children would, he happily accepted the gift and started to chew the toffee…

To his utter shock, the kindly nun then suddenly disappeared into thin air right in front of him!

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

 


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