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(Photo: The Hyde Tavern in Winchester, Hampshire.) 
The Hyde Tavern is reputed to be the oldest (former) Inn in Winchester, dating back to when Alfred was King over Saxon England. Originally it was part of Hyde Abbey founded by Alfred, hence its name. It is reported to have a ghost that has never been seen or heard, but sent cold shivers down the spines of overnight guests. People woke up shivering to find their bedclothes had been taken from their beds, and often piled in the centre of the room. No matter how tightly the bedclothes were tucked in they would always end up on the floor. The story goes that centuries ago, the Inn was a place of refuge for pilgrims, and one time a woman stayed there for shelter. The next morning whe was found dead from cold and hunger. And over the years her ghost comes in from the cold and buries itself in other peoples bedclothes. (via http://southernlife.org.uk/folklore.htm) 
(This post is for myancientworld - thanks for the suggestion!)

(Photo: The Hyde Tavern in Winchester, Hampshire.) 

The Hyde Tavern is reputed to be the oldest (former) Inn in Winchester, dating back to when Alfred was King over Saxon England. Originally it was part of Hyde Abbey founded by Alfred, hence its name. It is reported to have a ghost that has never been seen or heard, but sent cold shivers down the spines of overnight guests. People woke up shivering to find their bedclothes had been taken from their beds, and often piled in the centre of the room. No matter how tightly the bedclothes were tucked in they would always end up on the floor. The story goes that centuries ago, the Inn was a place of refuge for pilgrims, and one time a woman stayed there for shelter. The next morning whe was found dead from cold and hunger. And over the years her ghost comes in from the cold and buries itself in other peoples bedclothes. (via http://southernlife.org.uk/folklore.htm

(This post is for myancientworld - thanks for the suggestion!)

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