Ghost Walk through spooky streets of Brigg on Halloween - report and pictures by Ken Harrison
There was an eerie atmosphere outside the White Horse pub in Brigg during early evening of Halloween as cloaked, black figures gathered.
The inclement weather of Arctic wind, with a hint of rain, didn't bode well as 70 people mustered near the pub's entrance for Brigg Amateur Social Historians' annual ghost walk about the town.
Huddled in thick coats and wrap-around scarves against the lively biting wind, the expectant ghost-hunters were divided in four goups and led by suitable attired BASH guides.
Tales of unexplained happenings were told and re-told - like the man in the bay widow of the Lord Nelson who just slowly faded away late one wintry night in the late 1980s; of the 18th century soldier, in his uniquely colourful uniform of the Nelthorpe Regiment, who marches about Cary Lane; and of the ghostly happenings of the old newspaper office in Wrawby Street.
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It was a chilling night in more ways than one - of ghostly tales on the streets, in the alleyways and courts of Brigg - after which, the ghost-hunters faded away into the cloak of icy darkess as the moon above Wrawby Street struggled to shine through the mantle mist.
And don't forget BASH's talk on the Gunpowder Plot - with it connection to the local area.
The talk starts at 8pm on Tuesday (5th November) at the Servicemen's Club, off Coney Court (adjoining the town's main car park).
Admission is free and it should prove, as usual, an entertaining evening.