Ghost Walk - Ipswich,
23 October 2014
Ed and Tania kept us all entertained during our walk around Ipswich Town Centre with spooky tales of strange phenomenon and hauntings. Historical and often gruesome facts, combined with fascinating tales could possibly explain some of the reported sightings but whether you believe or not, all of our members agreed it was an interesting, informative and fun evening.
Ipswich is an ancient town and port and has retained a lot of its colourful history. We heard tales of why Lord Nelson took a room at the former Great White Horse Hotel the haunting grey lady who has been observed walking through a wall there, and a mummified cat at the Golden Lion Hotel. At the Cornhill, Ed talked about the Ipswich Martyrs who were burnt at the stake for their Protestant beliefs in the 16th century and are now remembered with a memorial in Christchurch Park. And you can’t have a ghost tour without visiting a graveyard. By the railings of the St Mary le Tower church graveyard we heard more ghostly tales plus the meaning behind ‘dead ringer’ and a ‘wake’.
Hopefully our members slept well and didn’t have nightmares!