The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Friday, 31 October 2008

A Few Halloween Haunts


One good haunt is The Plough where you can not only enjoy a pint but also see The Grim Reaper.

The Old Gaol is a building where prisoners once met a grisly end at the gallows. One boy was only eight. Tales of its being haunted are well documented.

The room above the Abbey Gateway was an even older Gaol, and it too experienced bad things, and is said to be haunted.

This picture outside the Abbey Grounds shows the results of the excavation for Abbey House. Abingdon has a lot of history.

Tales of hauntings in East Saint Helen Street abound. So its safe to say all the buildings down this way are possibly haunted, and that King William III (of Orange) could still be kicking around in the house - with the blue plaque - where he stayed.

Local Roots, at the top of East Saint Helen Street, also have a witch in the window.

But for a lot of people Halloween is a chance to dress up and have a party.

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