South Marston

Acorn Bridge Ghost Story

This story was "My father was cycling back home to Bourton late one night and was approaching Acorn Bridge. The bridge had been built to carry the main railway line to London over the river Cole. It had two arches, as it does today, but at that time the old Wilts and Berks canal ran under one whilst the main road ran under the other.

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Haunting of Nightingale Farm

The family at Nightingale Farm have been witnessing poltergeists for over 30 years. Mysterious noises, moving furniture and flying forks are just some of the things they have put up with from this mischievous spirit.

On one occassion, a workman called in to treat timbers in the 500 year old house fled in terror when he heard voices as he worked alone.

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The Post Office Phantom

The postmistress of the South Marston sub-post office and her partner have been visited by more than people just wanting to post a letter! According to a report dated 1997, the couple had moved into their new home a year earlier and almost immmediately the ghost made its presence felt. Footsteps have been heard in the empty upstairs rooms and ghostly carol singing comes from the dining room of the 19th century house.

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Our Next Monthly Guest Speaker

24th April 2017
The Mat Factory in Highworth
by Dr Bryan Lawton
Situated in Brewery Street, this was once the only factory in Highworth providing employment for both men and women.

Prices for Lectures:
Members: Free of charge
Visitors: £3.00

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