Beer & Spirits

Beer & Spirits : Haunted Hostelries of Bedfordshire

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A guide to the haunted hostelries of Bedfordshire with an extra twist.

A ghostly gazetteer listing over forty locations of reported paranormal activity in Bedfordshire's hostelries, and 'Who's There?', a compelling original ghost story by Trevor Bounford, not for the faint hearted but bound to put you in the right frame of mind for any otherworldly encounter.

Explore Bedfordshire, a county with hidden depths and intriguing stories and characters. The shire's hostelries, having witnessed all manner of life and death over the centuries, offer the possibilities of mysterious encounters that will defy rational explanation.

Thumb through a ghostly gazetteer listing over forty locations of reported sightings, sounds and sensations.

Sightings of people from the past who were murdered, executed, who took their own life or died in a tragic accident or in war; a grieving seafaring captain, a Second World War soldier and Cavaliers from the English Civil War. Besides sailors and soldiers, there are former landlords and landladies, stable lads, nurses, ill-fated young lovers and small children struck down by fatal ailments. There are reports of illuminating orbs floating across rooms, of lights being switched off and on, of pages being turned by invisible hands, and of objects being violently thrown, elevated - or even tidied-up.

Sounds of knocking, footsteps, slamming doors, of young and old voices that cry, call, sing or shout; of money being counted in the cellar and jangling coat hangers in the wardrobe.

Sensations of strange energies, a tap on the shoulder or even a push in the stomach, of cold spots, warms spots, pleasant and unpleasant aromas; of anxiety and distress, and the touch of a cool hand on the forehead.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 4mm | 97g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Haunted Hostelries of Bedfordshire ed.
  • 11 black and white illustrations
  • 099337817X
  • 9780993378171

Table of contents

County Map
Introduction
Ghostly Gazetteer
Who's There? An original ghost story by Trevor Bounford
Bibliography
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About Julie Bounford

Julie E. Bounford PhD, social historian and author, has written an award winning history of Heffers of Cambridge (2016), and 'The Curious History of Mazes' (2018). Trevor Bounford, graphic designer, illustrator, artist and author, has several publications to his name including 'Bend the Rules' (2018) and 'Lost Icons of Rock' (2017).
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