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The Brushmakers Arms, Upham


This building dates back over 600 years and has seen many uses. Apart from being a pub, it has been a private house, a school and also a brushmakers which is where it's name originates. It is though that the pub may be haunted by Mr Chicket, who is thought to be the original brushmaker. He was mudered during a robbery on the premises and his shadowy ghost reputedy haunts the pub looking for his lost money. There have been reports of footsteps, doors rattling strongly and at least two appartions being sighted, so maybe Mr Chickett does not haunt alone.

Although there is nothing to say one of the ghosts is related to the Civil War, Oliver Cromwell reputedly used this building as a campaign headquaters for a while in 1644.


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