Monday, 26 September 2011

The Red Lion Pub, Avebury in Wiltshire

If you visit the stones at Avebury in Wiltshire, why not take a pause afterwards at The Red Lion Pub and try some of the local beers and ciders? The building  dates back to the 1600's, and has been a licensed coaching inn since 1802. With a rich and varied  past, it is supposedly haunted by five different ghosts, as well as being the source of a large amount of paranormal activity.

The most famous ghost is that of Florrie, who is believed to have lived in the building during the 17 century Civil War. With her soldier husband absent off fighting in the war, Florrie decided to take lover. Upon his return the cheating pair were discovered and in his fury the husband shot his rival, stabbed his wife and then threw her body down the 86-foot well, sealing it with a boulder. 

This summer having viewed the magnificent stones at Avebury, on a day out with my brother, sister and all our kids, we decided to sit outside the quaintly thatched building of the Red Lion, and try some of the delicious local Aspal cider. My son, interested in the story of a ghost, went inside to see if he could find out more information from the bar staff about the ghost of Florrie. It seems that like many ghosts, she will appear at night emerging from or disappearing into the well, objects will move or disappear for days on end, and apparently she doesn't like men with beards! Situated inside the pub, the well is on view to the public, illuminated internally by lamps and covered with a protective sheet of glass, so that no one else will have the misfortune to fall in and join her in her watery grave.

More information about the pub and it's variety of ghosts look here.

The village well in The Red Lion Pub (Source)

Sunday, 11 September 2011

End of an Era

Another inquisitive and beautiful mind, lost to the ether of time.
Like they took a piece of your heart, in your turn you too took a piece of mine into eternity.

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Retail Therapy Fun - Alison Day Designs

In Need of Some Retail Therapy?

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