Bronington's ghostly lady
Date 25/11/2003 | Topic: Locations
| A spooky story was first recorded in the 1800s in Bronington when a man reported seeing the ghost of woman walking along a road - before she suddenly disappeared. |
The man, riding a horse-drawn cart, said he was close enough to see that the woman was wearing a light-coloured dress and a bonnet with a ribbon.
Although it was at 4.30am, the man said she held up her dress in her right hand and that he could see she was wearing low black shoes.
The man said he looked away to hasten the horses as he intended asking her to ride in his cart. When he looked back the woman had vanished.
The story was recounted to a preacher who recorded the conversation in a ledger.
Local author Richard Holland, of Mold, discovered the notes in Hawarden Record Office when researching his book Haunted Clwyd.
The notes belonged to Rev Matthew Henry Lee who was the vicar of Hanmer who said the incident happened in August 1844 on Wrexham Road, Bronington.
He was told the story by George Metcalf, of Moss Lane, on Friday September 19 1884.
found at http://www.bbc.co.uk
25th november 2003