The Haunting Presence of Fresden Farm

Some years ago an archaeologist was working at Fresden Farm using one of the ground floor front rooms.
He began to feel a presence in the room which gave him the impression that he was more than unwelcome there. He ignored it continuing with his work but the feeling persisted whilst an atmosphere of evil and malevolence built in the room. The archaeologist finally decided to call it day and left the house getting into his car only to find that the presence had followed him outside. He related that as he drove down the avenue away from the house he felt as if "something" was compelling him to point his car at one of the stone pillars either side of the gateway. More recently it has been reported that an unpleasant atmosphere was detected at the property but that since a family with children have moved in this has disappeared.


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Our Next Monthly Guest Speakers

January 27th 2020
Ticket to ride by Chris and Judy Rouse.
The perils and pleasures of early Victorian rail travel.

February 24th 2020
Wilts and Berks Canal by John Farrow.
An interesting and informative talk on how the Wilts and Berks Canal shaped the countryside around us.

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Members: Free of charge
Visitors: £3.00.

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