Olde White Rose, Bilston
The Olde White Rose is a 16th century building with extensive cellars. It was in the cellar system early one morning that landlord John Denston clearly witnessed an apparition. At the end of a long disused cellar was a drop which was convenient for lifting empty barrels up to ground level.
Early one morning in 1998 John clearly saw a figure exit the drop and stand at the end of the cellar. He was wearing old fashioned and quite scruffy clothes. After standing stock still for a few moments staring at his upturned palms the swarthy and unkempt looking man disappeared into a side tunnel. By this time John realised it was an apparition he had seen as the side tunnel actually went nowhere. It was securely bricked up at the end.