Haunted: Witham Town Hall, Witham, Essex
Stewart | On 14, Jun 2017
The Hauntings of Witham Town Hall
There’s an old Roman road which runs through Witham… today it’s called Newland Street!
Along Newland Street there was once an old 14th century coaching inn called the George Inn.
Apparently in the 17th century the George Inn got a really bad reputation.
But the funny thing is, it was later converted into a bank and then in 1993 it was bought by Witham Town Council who made it into a Town Hall!
With its history of being a coaching inn with a bad reputation for many years you probably wouldn’t be too surprised if I told you that the Town Hall is rumoured to be haunted.
But not by ghostly drunks from the past but by young innocent children!
Today, part of the old Town Hall building has been made into a Heritage and Tourist Information Centre.
And it’s on the ground floor corridor between the Tourist Information Centre and function room that phantom children voices are often heard by the shocked members of staff.
One startled member of staff even witnessed a ghostly arm protruding from a side corridor!
Carmel King (2009) Haunted Essex. The History Press
Jason Day (2011) Paranormal Essex. The History Press
LUMLEY CASTLE: A Haunted Castle You Can Actually Stay the Night In!
The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is said to haunt the castle.
Phantom children are often heard playing on the top floor.
And a ghostly apparition of a man has been seen sitting at the bar.
It’s said that a ghost known as Black Jack often plays pranks on startled guests!