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Sefton Park - The Ghost of Sefton Park.
In Victorian times Sefton Parks delightful
fairy glen was always a popular meeting
point for courting couples. The Glen is spanned by a unique
Iron Bridge and it was this bridge that
Oliver and Cathleen used as their regular meeting
point. Oliver was from an upper class background and his
beautiful Cathleen was from a middle class background but despite this
difference they where madly and deeply in love. However one
cold Valentines night as they met on the
bridge, Oliver had some devastating news. He told Cathleen
that he was being forced into an arranged marriage. This
happened a lot in Victorian times when
two wealthy families would arrange a marriage so that
their wealth would combine and they would become a greater
force in Liverpool's business world and this was what was happening
to poor Oliver.
Despite this, Oliver begged Cathleen to meet
him in 12 months time, on Valentines night
at 11.00 pm on the bridge at Sefton Park. Cathleen reluctantly agreed!
12 Months passed and Oliver stood on the bridge
waiting and hoping that Cathleen would
appear.11 o'clock chimed , 5 past, 10 past, the quarter hour chimed
and Oliver was just about to leave when he saw at the far
end of the bridge, his beautiful Cathleen.
Oliver's heart leapt with joy and he ran to her
with outstretched arms. But as he reached her she passed
right through his body. She Turned. Gave Oliver a delightful smile and
a gentile wave and
Cathleen vanished into the darkness!
Oliver was of course shocked and devastated,
but on making further enquiries he discovered
that poor Cathleen had been struck by the dreadful Cholera epidemic
and she had died that fateful night at exactly 11.15 but
her last dying words where " I must
meet my love on the bridge at Sefton Park" Her Ghostly spirit kept that tryst.
But it is said that now, every Valentine
night at exactly 11.15, both Oliver and
Cathleen mysteriously appear and they cross the bridge
hand in hand and this signifies a true love, which will live forever.
Thanks to Richard Baker - Liverpool
Broughton Hall High School - West
Derby - Liverpool
I consider Broughton Hall High school a
haunted place, it is located on yew tree
lane, which by local reputation, is a very active place for
ghosts. The hall has been open long before WW2 and
in its grounds is a convent, still occupied by nuns. I
am convinced that the hall is haunted because I was a student
I used to get to the school very early in
the morning when know-one, except
caretaker and a few teachers where in the school, I experienced
cold spots and warm
spots in some of the old classrooms, and I think there might
be hidden corridors or rooms that haven't
been opened. I therefore consider it to be an active place mainly
because it is situated in Yew Tree lane, West Derby, and
because it has
been host to over a million children in its lifetime. It
is also reputed to have had one of its students commit suicide.
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