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Ghosts of Hertfordshire

by Betty Puttick

Countryside Books, 1994, ISBN 1 8530292-8

Paperback, 21.5*13.5 cm, 126 pages

"Hertfordshire has a wealth of sightings: from the mysterious ringer of the Abbey bell in St Albans to the ghostly vandal in the butcher's shop. The book reveals other strange hauntings and mysteries. Why was the black-hearted pieman murdered and does he still haunt the lanes of Bramfield? What was the barbaric ordeal of 'Swimming' a witch, and whose icy hand helped an engine driver stop his train when the line was blocked?"

Even if you don't believe in ghosts, many of the stories involve real people in real places.

Places mentioned: Abbots Langley, Ayot St Lawrence, Berkhamsted, Bishops Stortford, Datchworth, Elstree, Gubblecote, Harpenden, Hatfield, Hitchin, Hoddesdon, Knebworth, London Volney, Markyate, Minsden Chapel, Royston, Stevenage, Tring, Watford, Wigginton, Woolmer Green.


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