23 October 2023
Binsey Lane, Oxford
Holding a claim to be Oxford's oldest pub, The Perch at Binsey is said to be haunted by the ghost of a sailor who drowned himself in the nearby river.
17 October 2023
Hartslock Woods, Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
A memorable and moving incident from Jerome K. Jerome's novel Three Men in a Boat was inspired by a real-life tragedy at Goring-on-Thames that was reported in newspapers nationwide.
10 January 2023
River Thames between Godstow and Binsey
This bend in the River Thames between Binsey and Godstow is named for a legendary goblin-like figure who was said to pull unsuspecting swimmers to a watery grave!
18 October 2021
River Thames near Kennington
When Charles Andrews drowned in the Thames near Kennington it sparked an inter-county argument over who was responsible for his body.
5 August 2021
Iffley Lock, Church Way, Iffley
A superstition about corpses passing through toll gates has caused trouble for the operators of Iffley Lock toll on a number of occasions.
26 May 2021
Sandford Lock, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford
The weir known as Sandford Lasher has a terrible reputation for taking the lives of unwary swimmers, including the boy who inspired 'Peter Pan'.
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