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An old postcard of Wantage Market Place

The Decapitation of Ann Pullen

The White Hart Inn, Grove Street, Wantage

During the Wantage Fair of 1833, the body of the landlady of the White Hart Inn was found, her head severed by a single blow.

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Edward II

The Hanging of a Royal Pretender and his Cat

Beaumont Street, Oxford

In 1318 John Deydras made an extraordinary claim: he had been swapped with Edward II as a baby and was the true heir to the English throne!

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Old Gaol, Abingdon

Ghosts of Abingdon Old Gaol

The Old Gaol, Bridge Street, Abingdon-on-Thames

An 8 year-old boy hanged in 1629 could be the cause of the hauntings reported at the Old Gaol in Abingdon.

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Old Brasenose

The Sad Murder of an Oxfordshire Pedlar

Headington, Oxford

On an early morning in February 1887, a couple in Headington were awoken by the cry 'Missus! Missus! My mother's dead! He's killed her with a hammer!'

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Hanging of Anne Greene

Anne Greene: Back from the Dead

Castle Yard, New Street, Oxford

Execution by hanging in the 17th Century was often a messy and imprecise business, but rarely so much as in the failed hanging of Anne Greene in 1650.

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Meeting House Lane

The Murder of Ann Merrick

Meeting House Lane, Witney

"I shall kill Ann Merrick tonight or tomorrow night. And there's another down the street I'd like to serve the same. My sister!"

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Woodeaton

Murder of a Woodeaton Gamekeeper

Woodeaton, Oxfordshire

The body of Woodeaton gamekeeper Thomas Cooper was found face down in the mud in the early hours of 4 November 1835. He had been murdered.

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Fulbrook

The Despicable Dunsdons of Fulbrook

Fulbrook, Burford

The Dunsdon brothers of Fulbrook were once the most feared criminal gang in all of Wychwood, but they met their end due to a bungled burglary that resulted in a severed arm!

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The George Hotel, Wallingford

Ghosts of the Tear Drop Room

The George Hotel, High Street, Wallingford

Unusual 'tear drop' wallpaper in one of the bedrooms at the George Hotel tells the ghostly tale of a 17th century suicide.

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