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St. Helen's Church, West St. Helen's Street, Abingdon

Poltergeist in West St Helen Street

West St Helen Street, Abingdon

In May 1891, Abingdon was troubled by a poltergeist who persistently threw objects through windows in the vicinity of West St Helen Street.

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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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The Swan Inn, Rose Island, River Thames

Drowned Man Causes Oxfordshire/Berkshire Dispute

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.

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'Death by misadventure' at RAF Abingdon

RAF Abingdon

On 5 April 1939 Pilot Officer paid the ultimate price for his inadequate flight suit during bombing practice over Abingdon Airfield.

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Ashbury, Oxfordshire

A Forgotten Stone Circle at Ashbury

Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Ashbury

It is believed that the village of Ashbury was built on the site of an ancient stone circle, as is evidenced by the sarsen stones scattered around the village.

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Scutchamer Knob

Moots and Burials at Scutchamer Knob

Cuckhamsley Hill, Harwell

Standing high on the Ridgeway, the hill known as Scutchamer Knob is a location with more than a few myths and legends.

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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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Wayland's Smithy

Wayland's Smithy

Wayland's Smithy, The Ridgeway, Ashbury

If you leave a coin and your horse at Wayland's Smithy overnight, in the morning your coin will be gone and your horse will have new shoes.

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Cumnor Hill

The Ghost of Old Martson

Arnold's Way, Botley, Oxford

Arnold's Way in Botley is said to be haunted by the ghost of a man who murdered his wife with an axe

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